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This article is about Cobra tank smasher - for the second Cobra night attack vehicle, see Rattler 4-WD.

The Rattler is a Cobra vehicle.
Machine information
Machine type

Jet fighter


Ground attack

Weapon feature(s)

Array of different missiles and bombs

Military information
Service branch

Cobra Air Force

Designated pilot / driver(s)

Air-Vipers; Wild Weasel; Other qualified

Organizational information

Along with the H.I.S.S., the Rattler is the one other symbol of Cobra's might. For many years, it has been the evil organization's chief means of gaining air superiority and has been for many years. Even with the advent of other more sophisticated fighters like the Hurricane and the Stellar Stiletto, the Rattler has continued to be the most versatile fighter.


While primarily designed as a ground assault jet, the Rattler is also configured to be capable of engaging in aerial dogfights, though its high fuel consumption limits this. It has VTOL capability that enables it to respond for quick support. The nose-mounted 30mm seven-barrelled anti-tank gun can shoot up to 1,400 rounds while the turret-mounted 20mm twin guns can shoot up to 2,000 rounds.

The Rattler's ordnance is impressive. It holds a total of six cluster bombs, two pilot-selectable air-to-air air-to-ground missiles, armor-piercing Renegade missiles and two radar-seeking bombs.


The Rattler was introduced in 1984. Newer upgraded versions have been released in 2002 and 2008.


The Rattler design was also used for the following craft:


External links


Alt U

Cobra World

In the Cobra-dominated universe, Powerglide, Skywarp, and Thundercracker were all rebuilt into Rattlers.


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