|This product has been discontinued.
It cannot be purchased in retail stores. The only way to obtain it is through second-hand websites and stores.
Not to be confused with the 2013 N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12.
Not to be confused with the 2015 N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper CS-6.
The Alpha Trooper is exclusive to specific stores depending on the country. In the United States and Australia, it is a Target exclusive. In the United Kingdom it is an Argos exclusive. In Canada it is a Zellers exclusive. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, it is a Müller exclusive.
The Alpha Trooper is able to slam fire darts at incredible speeds. The blaster is capable of using a detachable shoulder stock despite not coming packaged with one. There is a small tactical rail on the top of the blaster. A dart can be placed in the bottom of the handle. Its jam door is located on the top of the blaster.
The blaster has a much better firing range than the Deploy and the shotgun pump can be moved at a much faster rate without the blaster jamming.
It features a reverse plunger system; despite this, it isn't dismissed as quickly as other reverse plunger blasters in the modding community. Orange Mod Works, a team devoted to modding blasters, have released two special mod kits for the Alpha Trooper: a Stage 1 package with a stronger spring and a "starter" Massacre Kit with polycarbonate replacement parts.
Reloading and firing
To reload the Alpha Trooper, pull the slide back and press the clip release button, which is on either side of the trigger, to remove any empty drums or clips. Load up to eighteen Streamline Darts into the provided eighteen dart drum and load the drum into the blaster. Push the front slide forward to the starting position to prime it.
Pull the trigger to fire the blaster.
To slam fire, hold the trigger down and repeatedly prime the blaster.
- The Alpha Trooper may be regarded as an answer to complaints about the Raider.
- The back of the Alpha Trooper's box shows the slam fire handle in another position than on the regular blaster. The front of the box also shows the dart being fired while the handle is being pushed forward or pulled back. This is shared by the Raider CS-35's box as well.
- Alpha Trooper CS-18 instructions on the Hasbro website
|Clip system blasters|
|N-Strike||Alpha Trooper CS-18 • Deploy CS-6 • Longshot CS-6 • Longstrike CS-6 • Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 • Rayven CS-18 • Recon CS-6 • Stampede ECS|
|N-Strike Elite||Alpha Trooper CS-6 • Alpha Trooper CS-12 • Cam ECS-12 • CrossBolt • Demolisher 2-In-1 • Hail-Fire • Hyper-Fire • Rampage • Rayven CS-18 • Rayven Stinger • Retaliator • Rhino-Fire • Stryfe|
|N-Strike Modulus||Modulus ECS-10 • Recon MKII • Tri-Strike|
|Other Nerf blasters||Allegiant Blaster • Double-Dealer • Desolator • First Order Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster • Rapid Red • Slingfire|
|Non-Nerf blasters||Brute • Champion • Sentinel • Snipe|