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:

Rm 30
Ex 20 *
Rm 30
Gd 10

* if unloaded and minimally armed, add +1 CS to the Tomahawk's Speed.

.50 cal Cannons: the Tomahawk has two side-mounted .50 cal cannons in its staging area. They can be used to fire a short burst to inflict Excellent (20) Shooting damage, or fired fully automatic to inflict Remarkable (30) Shooting damage, and have a laser scope for a +1 CS to hit.

Anti-obstacle Missiles: 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 feature the following vehicular characteristics:

Ex 20
Mn 75
Ex 20
Remarkable 30 Edged Attack (fragmentary)

Body Armor: the Tomahawk is fitted with multiple layers of armor plating, providing both its Body and its Protection scores. The Tomahawk's rotor blades have been treated with special resins and manufacturing processes to mirror its Body rating in overall m.s.

Cargo / Personnel Bay: 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: the Tomahawk is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system, allowing for constant team communications. This makes for Remarkable (30) comm power (with a 250 mile range) that has like signal encryption.

Dumb Bombs: the Tomahawk's tertiary armaments are six 250 lb, vertically dropped dumb bombs. These have no Control or Speed rating, being simply dropped on an unsuspecting sap from above, have Good (10) material strength, and inflict Remarkable (30) Edged Attack damage.

Stealth: 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 Feeble (2) ranked Stealth, allowing the Tomahawk to sneak past less observant sentries.

Winch: 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 Incredible (40).

XM-197 Cannon: the main armament on the Tomahawk is a six-barreled, 20mm cannon, which can be used in combat to inflict Remarkable (30) Armor Piercing Shooting damage per automatic burst - enough to pierce 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 Universal Heroes Text File Download

Tomahawk Imagery

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Tomahawk:

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