the Snow Cat

A vast improvement on GI Joe's existing arsenal of cold weather vehicles, the Snow Cat gives the team fire superiority in Arctic and Antarctic environments. This white half-track vehicle has been Frostbite's baby for years, and is equipped with the following features:

C
Ex 20
S
Gd 10
B
Rm 30
P
Gd 10

Avalanche Ski Missiles: the Snow Cat has two of these missiles mounted on it, one to each side. These curious projectiles don't fly at a foe, so much as rocket towards them on the ground thanks to a large ski beneath their thruster. The ski missiles have these characteristics:

C
Ex 20
S
Un 100
B
Ex 20
Damage
In 40 Edged Attack (fragmentary)

Communications Array: the Snow Cat is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system, allowing for constant team communications. It functions with Excellent (20) ability (25 mile range), and has Remarkable (30) ranked signal encryption.

Half-Track Drive: the Snow Cat has a versatile drive mechanism, in that it has two all-wheel drive tires up front, but is primarily propelled by a large track mechanism in the rear. This allows the Snow Cat to traverse most turf without a significant loss of speed.

HE-27 Shockwave Missiles: the primary armament on the Snow Cat, these four projectiles are launched from a rear-mounted, rotational missile turret that can traverse at up to a 45 degree angle. These handy surface to surface/air missiles have these characteristics:

C
Rm 30
S
Mn 75
B
Ex 20
Damage
Rm 30 Edged Attack (fragmentary)

Personnel Battle Platforms: the Snow Cat, while it has room for one passenger in addition to its driver, is also equipped with three battle platforms. Each of these external platforms - one on the rear, the other two on each side of the 'Cat - can carry two additional troops each.

Xenon Spotlamps: the Snow Cat has two sets of lights, in the event that one is knocked out (or covered in snow). The first set is on the front, while the other is a roof-mounted auxiliary pair. They can produce Excellent (20) illumination each, or +1 CS light if used in tandem.

1988 Variations

the Tiger Cat

The Tiger Cat is a modified Snow Cat, in that this version of the vehicle is intended to traverse extreme desert climes (instead of its original design as an Arctic assault vehicle). Still driven by Frostbite, of course, the Tiger Cat otherwise functions identically to its predecessor.

2003 Variations

The 2003 model Snow Cat features a slight change to the existing brand, replacing the Ski Torpedoes with a large, side-mounted machine gun with a ludicrous amount of ammunition handy. This blue and white, half-track vehicle is equipped with the following new capabilities:

Machine Gun: replacing the old Snow Cat's Ski Torpedoes, the new Snow Cat is instead armed with a heavy duty, side-mounted machine gun. This weapon inflicts Excellent (20) Shooting damage in a short burst of ammunition, raised to Remarkable (30) when firing continuously.

2010 Variations

the Wolf Hound

The Wolf Hound is the 2010 version of the GI Joe team's Snow Cat. This model is available in a white and gray camouflage color scheme. Currently White Out's ride, this device is essentially a modernized version of the original 'Cat, and is functionally identical to that vehicle.

2014 Variations

the HAVOC, Mark 2

Instead of completely overhauling their aging fleet of HAVOCs and Sky HAVOCs, GI Joe simply repurposed some of its lingering Wolf Hound units into something resembling a redesign. Save for the grass green coloration, the Mk 2 HAVOC is identical in function to the original Snow Cat.

2015 Variations

the Basilisk

Having been on the receiving end of punishment at the hands of Snow Cats, Tiger Cats, Wolf Hounds, and Mark 2 HAVOCs, Cobra finally stole the design for themselves. The Basilisk is a Cobra-blue variation on this vehicle, but aside from this, is functionally identical to the original.

Extra Goodies:

the Snow Cat Universal Heroes (MSH Classic) Text File Download

the Snow Cat Imagery

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Snow Cat:

  1985 1988 2003 2010 2014  

Cobra directories featuring a version of the Snow Cat:

  2015  

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