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Not to be confused with the 2013 N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12.

The Alpha Trooper CS-18 is a clip system Nerf blaster that was released in 2010 under the N-Strike series.

The Alpha Trooper comes packaged with an eighteen dart drum, eighteen Streamline Darts, and instructions.

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 a pump-action blaster. It features compatibility with detachable shoulder stocks; built into the rear of the attachment point is an priming indicator that turns orange when the blaster is halfway or fully primed. It features slam fire capabilities as well. Clip release buttons are located on either side of the blaster, just behind the clip well.

The blaster has a tactical rail on top, behind the jam door. It has two strap points, one in the bottom grip and one in the priming slide. A single dart can be stored in the grip of the blaster.


It was succeeded by the 2013 N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12.


The Alpha Trooper 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, has 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.


  • The back of the Alpha Trooper's box shows the priming slide 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's box as well.


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