the Swampmasher

The Swampmasher is an odd addition to the GI Joe arsenal, in that it's highly specialized in nature; most of the Joes' rides are more generalized in design. However, the Swampmasher does what it's built to do very well - it navigates even the most muddy terrain with relative ease.

Small and durable, the Swampmasher has twelve wheels, three of each forming a single bogey. It uses this triad bogey system to churn through mud, ooze, and other semi-liquid terrain - such as what you'll find in a swamp. The Swampmasher has the following characteristics:

Handling
RV 10
Velocity
RV 4
Durability
RV 10
Protection
RV 6

Communications Array: the Swampmasher 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 features rank value 30 signal encryption.

Cruiser Missiles: mounted on the side of the Swampmasher, next to the driver's seat, this small launcher is loaded with two projectiles that home in on targets magnetically (in other words, they're metal seeking). These missiles inflict +1 RS damage if both hit a foe, and function as follows:

Handling
RV 20
Velocity
RV 50
Durability
RV 10
Damage
RV 20 Slashing (fragmentary)

Main Cannon: the Swampmasher's main weapon is its large, 20mm rotary barrel, mounted in front of the vehicle's roll bar. It can be used to fire a short burst of lead which inflicts rank value 20 Piercing damage, raised to rank value 30 Piercing damage if fired continuously.

Passenger Platform: in addition to its rather comfortable driver's seat, the Swampmasher can carry two additional people through the swamps. Of course, they have to hang on to the roll bar when doing so, and don't benefit from the Protection it offers. But it beats walking, right?

Roll Bar: the rear of the Swampmasher has a roll bar installed, in order to provide its occupant extra protection in the event of a crash or roll (which happens often, considering the ground it traverses). It offers a +1 RS to the vehicle's Protection against damage caused by these events.

Extra Goodies:

Swampmasher 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Swampmasher:

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