the Dominator

Perhaps the ultimate expression of Destro's design asthetic, his Dominators are dual-mode fighting vehicles. With the flip of a switch, they can transform between their tank and their helicopter modes, allowing their operators to combat enemies almost anywhere!

The Dominator has a primarily red body, with black engine components and tinted canopies. Its deployable rotors are yellow in hue, while its tank treads / undercarriage possess a gray coloration. Destro's Dominator is known to possess these vehicular characteristics:

Handling
RV 10
Velocity
RV 10
Durability
RV 30
Protection
RV 20

Air-to-air Missiles: fired from a chin-mounted launcher, these projectiles are designed for aerial combat, most often versus other flying vehicles. The dominator can only fire one of these at a time, but each behaves according to the following specifications:

Handling
RV 20
Velocity
RV 150
Durability
RV 20
Damage
RV 30 Slashing (fragmentary)

Communications Suite: to facilitate information exchange, Destro's Dominators feature top-of-the-line communications gear. It functions with rank value 10 ability, having a fifty mile maximum range, and features signal encryption of rank value 30 complexity.

Dual Guns: mounted on each tank tread panel, these twinned weapons can each swivel one hundred and eighty degrees. Both can fire a short burst of ammunition to inflict rank value 20 Piercing damage, or can be fired continuously to inflict rank value 30 Piercing damage.

Flight / Levitation: the whole purpose of its helicopter mode, the Dominator can soar through the skies while in this configuration. Though heavy, the Dominator can achieve speeds of up to 109.09 miles per hour, giving it this ability at rank value 10.

Mini-Guns: each of these afterburner-mounted chain guns grant a +1 RS to hit via their laser range finders. They can fire short bursts of ammunition to inflict rank value 20 Piercing damage, or can be fired continuously to inflict rank value 30 Piercing damage.

Missile Pod: mounted on the left side of the Dominator, this launcher stores numerous 3.5mm dumb missiles. Essentially rocket-propelled bullets, they can be fired singly to inflict rank value 10 Piercing damage, raised by +1 RS for each doubling of such (sixteen maximum).

Propulsion: moving through the environment on treads protected by titanium reinforced panels, the Dominator can proceed apace despite its considerable weight. Having this ability at rank value 10, the Dominator can drive on or off the road at up to 54.55 miles per hour.

Radar Array: using the same, built-in antenna as does its communications array, the Dominator can also transmit and receive radiowave signals for the purposes of tracking targets in its environment! It can do this with rank value 10 ability, within a maximum range of twenty five miles.

Shape Change: the 'gimmick' of the Dominator, this function is what makes it shine in comparison to the Iron Grenadiers' other equipment. Normally configured as a tank of sorts, the Dominator can transform into a high-flying helicopter over the course of a single turn!

Surface-to-surface Missiles: the Dominator carries two of these on each tread. They can be fired at other ground-based targets, behaving per the below specifications, but adds a +1 RS to the damage inflicted for each doubling of missiles that strike a target simultaneously:

Handling
RV 30
Velocity
RV 50
Durability
RV 20
Damage
RV 30 Slashing (fragmentary)

2002 Variations

Twelve years after they were initially fielded by the Iron Grenadiers, Destro pulled a few of his Dominators out of mothballs, putting them to work for Cobra once more! Of course, by this time they'd become a bit rusty, after a fashion, so Destro updated all their electronics.

To demark the differences between the two, all refurbished Dominators received a new paint job. While similar, the Dominators' red body has been painted gunmetal gray. Other than this, and their modernized circuitry, the newer Dominators work exactly as did their predecessors.

Extra Goodies:

the Dominator 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

Cobra directories featuring a version of the Dominator:

  1990 2002  

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