the Hydro-Sled

The Hydro-Sled was designed by Doctor Mindbender as a fast and relatively inexpensive means through which small groups of Cobra operatives could quickly traverse the waves, whether to harrass enemy craft or to simply travel from one point to another.

A small, flat-bottomed vessel, the Hydro-Sled can acheive considerable speed on the waves, though it is susceptible to being capsized by particularly large waves - or the wake of ships passing too close. Cobra's Hydro-Sled is equipped with these known features:

Handling
RV 10
Velocity
RV 20
Durability
RV 10
Protection
RV 0

9mm Cannon: this front-mounted cannon can be discharged by one of the Hydro-Sled's occupants at anything within a ninety degree arc of the craft's bow, inflicting rank value 10 Piercing damage when firing a short burst of rounds, or rank value 20 PIercing damage during continuous fire.

Exciter Hydro Jets: these DC-powered implements draw water in from the surroundings, and violently expel it to give the Hydro-Sled its considerable speed! Moving the Hydro-Sled at 52 knots, or 60 MPH, it can easily leave most other craft lagging far, far behind.

Short-Range Radar: as its operators cannot see more than a few feet ahead of it, particularly at high speed, the Hydro-Sled is equipped with a short range radar scanner. It can light up whatever is within one mile of its location (rank value 2 radar range).

Snag Speargun: installed over its 9mm swivel-mounted cannon, the Hydro-Sled's snag speargun allows it to fire a single spear at its occupants' enemies. This projectile, on impact, will inflict rank value 10 Piercing damage, often enough to pierce poorly armored craft.

Sunk Torpedoes: mounted on each side of the Hydro-Sled, these two projectiles can be fired to inflict devastating damage to other vessels. They inflict the listed damage when fired singly, adding a +1 RS if both projectiles strike their target, and have these characteristics:

Handling
RV 20
Velocity
RV 30
Durability
RV 20
Damage
RV 30 Slashing (fragmentary)

Thermal Imaging Sensors: the Hydro-Sled is operated by instrumentation alone. When targeting foes, these heat detectors allow its occupants to effectively fire upon ships and personnel with all its weaponry, doing so even without actually looking at them directly!

Water Shield: primarily intended to keep water out of its operators' faces, the Hydro-Sled is equipped with a front-mounted water shield. Interrupting its otherwise flat profile, this feature also grants those on board rank value 6 Protection against front-facing foes.

Extra Goodies:

Hydro-Sled 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

Cobra directories featuring a version of the Hydro-Sled:

  1986  

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