AWE Striker

The AWE (All Weather/Environment) Striker is a lightweight assault vehicle that GI Joe began to put through its paces in 1985. A grass-green, off-road vehicle, this two-man ride (four, including the 'battle platforms' on the side) is equipped with the following features:

C
Rm 30
S
Gd 10 *
B
Rm 30
P
Sh 0

* This is +3 CS when the AWE Striker is actually on a flat, road-like surface.

70mm Recoil-less Rifle: this top-mounted beast of a cannon has ten rounds when fully loaded, and can fire shells capable of inflicting Remarkable (30) Shooting damage per blast - more than enough to take out small vehicles in combat - if not enemy infantry!

Communications Gear: the AWE Striker has a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system (and dual transceiver antennas). This makes for Good (10) communications power (with a 25 mile range) with Remarkable (30) ranked signal encryption.

Off-Road Capability: the AWE Striker is pretty on parade, but it is equally maneuverable anywhere. Its 175-70-VR15 off-road tires provide the vehicle's high Control rating (no matter the surface they traverse), and the nitrogen dampened suspension makes for a smooth ride anywhere.

Quartz-Halogen Lamps: these twin lamps, mounted on the Striker's brushbar, are powerful light casting implements capable of producing Remarkable (30) illumination. This helps to deal with night conditions, and can provide an improvised blinding attack in ambush situations.

Roll Cage: while unarmored, the AWE Striker is equipped with an extended spaceframe roll cage, and a front-mounted brushbar to keep bits of plant and such from striking the vehicle's occupants. These offer 2 CS of damage reduction to crash or roll induced damage.

Targeting System: the AWE Striker's 70mm cannon utilizes two electronic systems. The first is an infrared targeting beam at the passenger's disposal, while the second is a gun-mounted override camera that the driver can position. Both offer a +1 CS to attacks made with this weapon.

1992 Variations

the Eco Striker

The Eco-Striker is a modified AWE Striker - a lightweight assault vehicle that GI Joe adopted in 1992. A bright blue and orange, off-road vehicle, this two-man ride (four, counting the extra 'battle platforms' on the side) is possessed of these vehicular modifications:

Water Cannon: used to wash away and/or dilute simple chemical spills, this pressurized water spraying implement replaces the AWE Striker's 70mm weapon. This cannon can be fired at an opponent to inflict Remarkable (30) Force damage per painful pelting.

2001 Variations

the AWE Striker

Upon the GI Joe team's first reactivation, they pulled several old AWE Strikers out of mothballs. Aside from updating the onboard electronics and giving them a matte black paint job, the 2001 variation on this vehicle is functionally identical to the first.

2003 Variations

the AWE Striker

As GI Joe's conflict with Cobra escalated anew, they continued to upgrade their older AWE Strikers. Aside from updating the onboard electronics and giving them a camouflage gray paint job, however, the 2003 variation on this vehicle is functionally identical to the first.

2008 Variations

the AWE Striker

As GI Joe's conflict with Cobra further escalated, they continued to upgrade their older AWE Strikers. Aside from updating the onboard electronics and giving them a khakis, desert themed paint job, however, the 2008 variation on this vehicle is functionally identical to the first.

2010 Variations

the AWE Striker

As GI Joe's conflict with Cobra continued, they kept upgrading their venerable AWE Strikers. Aside from updating the onboard electronics and giving them a black and brown paint job, however, the 2010 variation on this vehicle is functionally identical to the first.

2014 Variations

the Eco Striker

The Eco-Striker is a modified AWE Striker - a lightweight assault vehicle that GI Joe first adopted in 1992. A bright blue and orange, off-road vehicle, this two-man ride (four, counting the extra 'battle platforms' on the side) is possessed of these vehicular modifications:

Water Cannon: used to wash away and/or dilute simple chemical spills, this pressurized water spraying implement replaces the AWE Striker's 70mm weapon. This cannon can be fired at an opponent to inflict Remarkable (30) Force damage per painful pelting.

Winch: this front-mounted, heavy-duty instrument allows the Eco Striker to pull vehicles, objects, or people around. It can effectively do this with Remarkable (30) Strength, allowing it to move a maximum weight of one ton before the high tensile strength wire cable will snap.

2015 Variations

the FOE Striker

The FOE Striker is an AWE Striker modified to serve as a Forward Observer Encampment vehicle. Various shades of gray in color, this off-road, two-man vehicle (four, counting the 'battle platforms' on each side) has these modifications from the standard model:

Gatling Cannon: replacing the AWE Striker's 70mm gun, there is little this rotary-barreled weapon can't chew up. It can fire a short burst of lead to inflict Excellent (20) Shooting damage, or a continuous burst to inflict Remarkable (30) Shooting damage.

Tent: the FOE Striker's purpose involves Joes camping out and observing Cobra positions and deployments. Thus, it is equipped with a camouflage gray tent that can be erected to disguise the Joes and their gear, doing so with Good (10) ability.

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GI Joe directories featuring a version of the AWE Striker:

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