the Persuader

A highly advanced vehicle, the Persuader is a ten-wheeled ride that has an immense laser cannon mounted on top - along with a secondary cannon for its driver to deal with personnel. This rather futuristic GI Joe ride has the following vehicular capabilities:

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

Communications Gear: the Persuader is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system. This makes for rank value 10 communications power (with a 25 mile range) that has rank value 30 signal encryption.

Dart Missiles: the Persuader has a complement of six SAM-37 surface to air missiles, mounted on the rear of the vehicle. These missiles inflict +1 RS damage when two are used, and +2 RS when four are used. They have the following vehicular capabilities:

Handling
RV 20
Velocity
RV 100
Durability
RV 20
Damage
RV 30 Slashing (fragmentary)

Deflection: the Persuader is built with defense in mind. It has a highly angular body, with deflective slopes covering most of it and the turret. This causes most attacks against the vehicle to suffer a -1 RS to hit, though passengers hanging on aren't quite so lucky.

Front Pushbar: this reinforced, tubular pushbar allows the Persuader to ram objects as though its Durability was +2 RS in value, as well as push powerless vehicles or objects, without suffering any real damage to its own frame in the process.

Heatwave Laser Cannon: the primary weapon of the Persuader is this ten megawatt laser cannon. Built to pierce armor (above and beyond most laser weaponry), the Heatwave cannon can inflict rank value 40 Armor Piercing Energy damage with each terrifying blast.

Monopulse Laser Cannon: the Persuader's secondary weapon, this cannon rests under the primary vehicle weapon. It can be swiveled side to side in order for the Persuader's driver to pick off smaller targets, and inflicts rank value 10 Armor Piercing Energy damage with each blast.

Pinpoint Targeter: this laser reflective targeting mechanism, mounted on top of the Persuader's Heatwave cannon turret, allows the operator of said weapon to fire with, well, pinpoint precision. The Persuader's gunner may fire this weapon at a +1 RS to hit.

Xenon Headlamps: these high-intensity headlights allow the driver of the Persuader to move effortlessly at night. They cast rank value 20 intensity illumination at whatever is right in front of the Persuader, and can be used as a blinding attack (with surprise).

1988 Variations

the Night Storm

The Night Force always needs stealthy vehicles. As the Persuader's primary weaponry doesn't make sound when fired, the Force 'borrowed' a few, gave them a stealthy black paint job, and called them their Night Storms. Aside from cosmetic differences, they're the same ride.

Extra Goodies:

Persuader 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Persuader:

  1987 1988  

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