File Name: Paul Latimer of Dayton, Ohio.
Grade: Army O-2 (1988)
Notes: Dayton is about 50 miles north of Cincinnati and is notable for the US Air Force Museum and the aerospace research done at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Double Blast is also from Dayton.
Previous character: Knockdown
Next character: Blizzard
To my knowledge, Super Trooper was never animated.
Born November 22, 1956. Super Trooper joined the Joe Team in March 1985, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. He was with the team until it was disbanded in December 1989 but was not recalled when the Joes were reactivated in 1991.
|Version 1: 1987-88 special mail-order
|Fig. #0153||MOS 1: Infantry [11B]|
MOS 2: Public Relations [would be 46A]
- head: Knockdown (87), Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91)
- arms: Wet-Suit (86/I, 86/II, 98, 01, 02/III), Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91), Sgt. Mutt (04/II)
- torso: Outback (87, 88), Big Brawler (01) - armor added: Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91)
- waist: Wet-Suit (86/I, 86/II, 98, 01, 02/III), Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91), Shipwreck (94, 98, 02/I)
- legs: Zandar (86), Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91)
|Accessories: chrome helmet (85 Crankcase's); chrome shield (new, large with handle); chrome assault rifle (86 Dial-Tone's HK 53)
|Lieutenant Latimer graduated at the top of the first class to be processed through a new army school that's so secret it doesn't have a name! Suffice to say, that's the object of that program is to produce highly motivated individuals with advanced technical skills for assault operations deep within enemy territory with virtually no support. Requirements consist of fluency in 3 languages from the potential adversary list, airborne qualification, and a recipient of the expert infantryman's badge.|
"He went to West Point the hard way, by enlisting in the Army straight out of high school. He then took the test for admission to West Point Prep School, a grueling ten-week program with a 60% attrition rate and no guarantee of an appointment to the Academy at the end of it! He could have been staff material. The Joint Chiefs had their eyes on him. So why did he sign up for a secret program with an extremely low profile and little chance for personal advancement? Was it because he preferred an assignment where honor, integrity, and loyalty were considered assets instead of liabilities? Or was he simply seeking adventure?"
|Toy Notes: Available free with shipping through the Operation Single-Handed offer, packaged with figures in late 1987 or early 1988. Most or all of the figures arrived in 1988, which is when the live-action commercial for the offer first aired.
|Re-releases: Also available by mail in 1989 through the offer Operation Deep Six.