the HAVOC (Heavy Articulated Vehicle Ordnance Carrier)

The Heavy Articulated Vehicle Ordnance Carrier is a miniature, mobile, all-terrain arsenal. This heavy tracked vehicle seats four Joes comfortably: two in the cockpit, one on the leveler control chair, and one in its utility flier. The HAVOC has the following features:

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

Communications Array: the HAVOC is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system, allowing for constant team communications. It has Good (10) comm power (with a 25 mile range), with Remarkable (30) signal encryption.

Front Guns: the HAVOC's secondary weapons are two front-mounted, horizontally adjustable machine guns, each of which can be fired to inflict Good (10) Shooting damage in a semi-automatic burst of fire, or Excellent (20) Shooting damage during fully automatic fire.

Impact-Resistant Tilt-Back Canopy: this bullet-resistant window array / roof-top offers the HAVOC's driver and co-driver (if present) Excellent (20) defense against attack. Other occupants of the HAVOC have no inherent Protection (hence the asterisk shown above).

Lancer Missiles: the HAVOC employs four rear-mounted and rear-firing 'lancer' bi-pulse guidance missiles. These radio-controlled rockets inflict Remarkable (30) Armor Piercing Edged Attack (fragmentary) damage per blast. They have these vehicular characteristics:

C
Gd 10
S
Mn 75
B
Ex 20
Damage
Rm 30 Armor Piercing Edged Attack (fragmentary)

Leveler Cannons: the HAVOC's primary weapons consist of twin, front-pointing, vertically adjustable 'leveler' 75 mm cannons. These twinned weapons inflict Amazing (50) Shooting damage, which comes with a fragmentary effect upon their shells' explosive impact.

Leveler Command Chair: instead of driving the HAVOC from within, a body can instead sit atop the leveler firing mechanism in an ergonomic chair that, while more dangerous, offers a higher view of any combat zone. This is often used when many folks are in the HAVOC.

Non-Clogging Epoxy Armor Tracks: the HAVOC's twin track system is built out of specially coated, armored treads. This helps to bring their material strength up to the listed Body score offered above, and makes them much less prone to failure due to targeted attacks.

Rear Guns: the HAVOC's fourth weapon wall includes twin rear-mounted 9mm auto-load machine guns, which inflict damage per the vehicle's front guns. These are useful when buttoning down a target in preparation for a much more lethal, lancer missile strike.

Track Sill Battle Platforms: these special plates, one mounted on each side of the HAVOC's rear half, can each hold three extra personnel if necessary, though there's no vehicular Protection offered to folks that do so (and they must hang on for dear life at higher speeds).

the Utility Flier

The HAVOC's utility flier is essentially a turbo-fan operated, miniature aircraft. The thing flies by means of a 110 Horsepower engine, which runs two separate flotation fans, upon which sits the pilot of this little vehicle - it's about the size of a rather large couch.

The HAVOC has a special launch/storage bay for the utility flier, which provides it Amazing (50) armor while not in use, and reinforced launch/landing pads. This bay occupies the entire rear of the HAVOC, except for its various weapon mounts. The flier has these capabilities:

C
Ex 20
S
Ty 6
B
Ex 20
P
Sh 0

Flight: once launched, the utility flier can scout ahead of the HAVOC to spot trouble or any other quarry, and can also be surprise air support in a pinch, as most tracked vehicles don't contain secondary vehciles. This always catches unsuspecting opponents off guard.

Twin Guns: the utility flier has two 7.62 mm guns mounted on the front, which act as twin machine guns. They inflict Good (10) Shooting damage in a single shot, Excellent (20) Shooting damage in a semi-auto burst, or Remarkable (30) Shooting damage with continuous fire.

1990 Variations

the Sky HAVOC (Heavy Articulated Vehicle Ordnance Carrier)

As an answer to Cobra's Pythonization process, GI Joe began to retrofit several of its older vehicles (and some captured Cobra gear) with a revolutionary, radar-resistant technology. The vehicles equipped with this technolgy are utilized by GI Joe's Sky Patrol!

Invisibility to Radar: Sky HAVOCs have been fitted with a new, chromium-based process that allows them to deflect radar signals at oblique angles, as opposed to sending them back to their source. This effectively makes them invisible to radar systems with Amazing (50) ability.

Extra Goodies:

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GI Joe directories featuring a version of the HAVOC:

  1986 1990  

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