Airborne (G.I. Joe)

Airborne (G.I. Joe)

Infobox G.I. Joe character
name = Airborne

caption =
affiliation = G.I. Joe
function = Helicopter Assault Trooper
realname = Franklin E. Talltree
birthplace = Navajo Reservation, Arizona
serial = RA030446233
rank = E-5 Sergeant
primaryMOS = Airborne Infantryman
secondaryMOS = Helicopter Gunship Gunner
subgroup =
series =
voiceby = Peter Cullen
debut = 1983

Airborne is a character from the toyline, comic books and cartoon series of the 1980s. He is the G.I. Joe team's helicopter assault trooper and debuted in 1983.

Airborne is voiced by Peter Cullen.cite web | url = | title = Roll Call | work = G.I. Joe Roll Call | publisher = Joe Headquarters | accessdate = 2008-06-12]


Franklin E. Talltree (codename: Airborne) was born in a Navajo Reservation in Arizona. Airborne's parents are oil-rich Navajos who indulged their eldest son with sky-diving lessons, forever setting his love for being in the air.cite web | url = | title = Airborne (Talltree) | work = Joepedia | publisher = Wikia | accessdate = 2008-06-12]

In college he studied law and passed the Arizona State Bar exams. He later joined the army and opted airborne training. He later graduated top of class from Fort Benning Airborne School.cite web | url = | title = Airborne | work = File Card | publisher = Yo Joe | accessdate = 2008-06-12 ] .

He is an expert in using Hughes Helicopter Chain Gun, M-16, M-60 and M-1911A auto pistol. Airborne has a psychic bond with his brother.cite web | url = | title = Airborne | work = G.I. Joe Character List | accessdate = 2008-06-12 ]


G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

Airborne appeared in the following episodes:

*Arise, Serpentor, Arise
*Bazooka Saw A Sea Serpent
*Cobra's Soundwaves
*Operation Mind Menace
*Phantom Brigade
*The Pit of Vipers
*The Synthoid Conspiracy
*Twenty Questions
*Where The Reptiles Roam


* A Real American Hero (1983):Airborne was included in the 1983 edition of A Real American Hero toys.

* Spy Troops (2003):Airborne is part of the Spy Troops series. He is renamed as Sgt. Airborne and carded together with the new Tele-Viper action figure. This version is also a cause for confusion as the same figure mold and color were used for Halo Jumper. Halo Jumper is also packaged with Tele-Viper.

* Valor vs. Venom (2004)


External Links

* [ G.I. Joe Official Site]
* [ JMM's G.I. Joe Character Guide]
* [ Joe Headquarters]

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