the Tomahawk

The Tomahawk is an all-weather rescue helicopter which can perform its function on land or at sea, and can also double as a transport / assault craft. Powerful and versatile, the Tomahawk is equipped with these vehicular capabilities:

.50 cal Cannons (a): the Tomahawk has two side-mounted .50 cal cannons in its staging area. They can be used to fire a short burst to inflict one's Agility +6 in damage, or fired fully automatic to inflict their Agility +7 in damage, and have a laser scope for a +1 to hit.

Anti-obstacle Missiles (i): the secondary armaments on the Tomahawk are two short-range air-to-air and/or air to ground, radio-controlled, visually sighted anti-obstacle missiles, each of which inflict intensity 10 damage to all within near missile distance of where they hit.

Body Armor (s): the Tomahawk is fitted with multiple layers of armor plating, providing an m.s. of 13, which offers like, or +3, protection to its occupants. The Tomahawk's rotor blades have been treated with special resins and manufacturing processes have a like m.s.

Cargo / Personnel Bay (a): the Tomahawk helicopter can comfortably seat eight (pilot, co-pilot, and up to six other individuals), though more can easily be crammed in should the need arise. Also, the six seats in the staging area can be removed to allow for cargo transport.

In addition to the side-door openings, the Tomahawk has a collapsible rear-door entryway, in case a small vehicle is being transported within the Tomahawk, or to make use of stretchers and whatnot, in the event that casualties are delivered with this transport.

Communications Array (i): the Tomahawk is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system, allowing for constant team communications. This makes for intensity 8 comm power (with a 250 mile range) with intensity 10 signal encryption.

Dumb Bombs (i): the tertiary armaments on the Tomahawk are six 250 lb, vertically dropped dumb bombs. These have no actual electronics per se (being simply dropped on an unsuspecting sap from above), have an material strength of 8, and inflict intensity 12 damage.

Flight (a): as you can guess, the Tomahawk has this ability as a general design principle. It can fly at intensity 6 speeds with a full load (about 175 MPH), though if emptied it can improve this to intensity 7 (moving at about 240 MPH).

Stealth (i): the Tomahawk has been fitted with special noise and infra-red dampeners, lowering both the noise and the heat that the vehicle puts out. This effectively acts as intensity 1 Stealth, allowing the Tomahawk to sneak past less observant sentries.

Winch (s): the Tomahawk has a bottom-mounted winch with which to carry up to 2.5 tons (5,000 lbs) of cargo in an emergency, or to carry any cargo that will otherwise not fit within the vehicle proper. The vehicle thus has an effective Strength of 13.

XM-197 Cannon (a): the Tomahawk's main armament is a six-barreled, 20mm cannon, which can be used in combat to inflict their operator's Agility +7 in Armor Piercing damage with each automatic burst - enough to punch through even the most heavily armored vehicles (or persons).

2015 Variations

the Eaglehawk

Almost thirty years after they were initially issued to the GI Joe team, a few of its remaining Tomahawk helicopters were appropriated by the Tiger Force. Though sporting a bright new paint job and modernized electronic systems, the Eaglehawk is functionally the same as before.

Extra Goodies:

Tomahawk Saga System 13 Text File Download

Tomahawk Imagery

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Tomahawk:

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