Why the name?
Hydra is a legendary creature from Greek mythology. This dragonlike beast was supremely feared for its many heads. Like its namesake, the Wolverine Airsoft HYDRA is one body sporting MANY heads! The HYDRA is designed to work with any centered or offset nozzle design with changing only ONE PART! You heard that right! The same body will work in your M4, AK, M14, P90, PDR and many more by JUST SWAPPING THE NOZZLE!
Does this mean the SMP is going away?
NO. The SMP line is alive and well and will continue to be the lifeblood of the . We will continue to develop and update both designs with HYDRA as our premium product line and the SMP being targeted as the industry workhorse it is quickly becoming!
What is different than the SMP?
While both the SMP and HYDRA use the same patented technology, the two systems are packaged very differently internally. The more compact streamlined design of the HYDRA makes room for the offset nozzles as well as an internal air line. In addition HYDRA has been designed so that no tools are needed to disassemble for service. Expect to hear more from us soon on a new design for the electronics as well!
Are Parts Interchangeable?
Mechanical parts are NOT INTERCHANGEABLE between the two systems except for the valves. Electrical parts, however, are completely interchangeable between the two systems. This compatibility allows customers to upgrade controls as well as making it easy to find replacements for some of the more vulnerable components of the system such as the wire harness.
Key features of the HYDRA:
- HPA Drop in Cylinder Replacement
- Fits any V2 gearbox that uses standard TM compatible cylinder set
- Instant trigger response with no first round dry fire
- Superior air efficiency
- FCU full time sleep mode
- Also included with the unit, FCU, Trigger Board, and 7.4v 500mah LiPo battery
Watch this video of Rich from Wolverine airsoft for more information on the new Hydra & Inferno: