the Heavy Artillery Laser (HAL)

The Heavy Artillery Laser, or HAL, is an advanced assault weapon currently being put through its paces by the GI Joe team. It is essentially a twinned, military grade laser cannon mounted on a swivel-based platform, which is towed from location to location as is needed.

Due to the nature of laser weaponry, the HAL cannot be fired while mobile; this would prevent it from applying enough energy to a singular target to annihilate it. As such, the HAL must be disconnected from whatever is towing it and set up properly before being fired.

The weapon itself is a rank value 40 laser, inflicting like Armor Piercing Energy damage per blast. It has a material value of 20, though its sensitive laser generating electronics may be considerably less durable. The HAL benefits from these features:

CRT Sighting and Targeting Computer: this electronic console allows the HAL's operator to acquire his target with ease, increasing his ability to hit an opponent by +1 RS; however, should this component be damaged, the benefit it provides transforms into a -1 RS penalty.

Gear Cases: the HAL has various kits tacked onto it, should some sort of emergency arise. These include a fully stocked tool kit, as well as a small compartment full of field-replaceable components for the sensitive electronics used to both acquire and destroy targets.

Stabilizer Legs: the HAL is fully equipped with hydraulic stabilizer legs, enabling it to be utilized in almost any solid terrain. Deepest desert, darkest jungle, or iciest tundra - it makes no difference, as the HAL can fire the same in any of these terrains.

Extra Goodies:

HAL 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the HAL:


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