the LCV Recon Sled
The LCV - or Low Crawl Vehicle - is an attempt to produce a motorcycle-like vehicle that actually protects its operator from enemy fire. It accomplishes this by forcing its operator to ride it in a prone position, causing him or her to rest beneath its defenses.
The LCV Recon Sled has these vehicular capabilities:
9mm Cannon (a): the secondary gun on the LCV Recon Sled is mounted on the left rear portion of the vehicle. Able to rotate 180 degrees, it can hit anyone in front of, behind, or even above the vehicle. It can be fired to inflict the driver's Agility +5 damage with each deadly shot.
Communications Array (i): the LCV Recon Sled is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system. This advanced radio transceiver allows for intensity 5 comm power (with a 25 mile range), with intensity 10 signal encryption.
Deflector Windscreen (s): touted as a 'bullet proof' wind shield, the Deflector mounted on the front of the LCV Recon Sled provides its driver intensity 8 (or +2) protection from frontal attacks, though this is reduced by four (or to +1) on side hits.
Flex Chassis (s): the LCV Recon Sled is built from a titanium alloy chassis that can adjust to the contours of the surface below, thanks to its five wheeled front assembly. This heavy duty construction gives it an effective m.s. of 9.
Headlight (i): the LCV has one high power lamp on the front, just beneath its Deflector Windscreen. This light can produce illumination of intensity 7 brightness, which can also be used as a surprise blinding attack in a pinch (assuming no one knows its there).
Propulsion (a): the LCV Recon Sled is designed to move fast while protecting its driver at the same time. It has an effective ground speed of 105 miles per hour, giving it this power (after a fashion) at intensity 4.
Submachine Guns (a): on each side of the Deflector Windscreen, these twinned guns can be used to hit whatever is in front of the vehicle. They can be fired in tandem to inflict the driver's Agility +5 damage in a single shot, raised to his Agility +6 in a short, controlled burst.
Thermal Imaging Array (w): in addition to the 'passive' video scanner the LCV Recon Sled's driver relies on to operate it, the vehicle also has a thermal imaging sensor it can use to spot targets by their heat signature, which functions at intensity 7.
Video Package (i): since the driver of the LCV Recon Sled cannot see in front of the vehicle directly, he must make use of a periscope mounted video camera. This unit feeds to a monitor inside the Deflector Windscreen, which works as long as the periscope isn't obscured.
GI Joe directories featuring a version of the LCV Recon Sled:
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