the Barracuda

The Barracuda is a tiny submarine, a one-man craft that's just large enough to fit its pilot. It can scoot along beneath the waves, making quick work of Cobra ships both large and small - save for their own submarines, like the Sea Ray. The Barracuda has these capabilities:

Handling
RV 10
Velocity
RV 6
Durability
RV 20
Protection
RV 10

Communications Gear: the Barracuda 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.

Environmental Independence: the Barracuda has an extended air supply handy, in the event that its operator needs to stay submerged for a longer than planned duration. It can hold up to four days worth of breathable air, giving it this ability (for breathing) at rank value 100.

Periscope: mounted on top of the Barracuda is this simple, yet effective device. It allows the submarine's occupant to see with partial Circular Vision. Of course, while the operator can see in 360 degrees, he can't see in all 360 of them at once!

Steel Slice Fins: the fins on the side of the Barracuda are built in a rather sharp, serrated configuration. This allows the Barracuda to actually inflict Slashing damage against any vehicle (or unlucky diver) it glides by beneath the waves (based on its speed +1 RS).

Subaquatic Attack Cannon: mounted under the bow of the Barracuda, this twinned gun can be fired for deadly effect. It may give off a short burst to inflict rank value 20 Piercing damage, raised to rank value 30 Piercing damage if opened up in a fully automatic fashion.

Torpedo Launchers: the Barracuda has three torpedo launchers despite its small size. There's one port and starboard of the bow, and a third is mounted on the aft section. Each can be fired only once, but inflicts +1 RS damage if two or more can hit a single target:

Handling
RV 20
Velocity
RV 10
Durability
RV 20
Damage
RV 30 Slashing (fragmentary)

2000 Variations

the Man-O-War

Built using plans stolen from GI Joe, the original Man-O-War is effectively a clone of their one-man, Barracuda submarine. Despite Cobra changing the color scheme from black with a blue center to chrome with a black center, the Man-O-War is functionally the same vehicle.

Extra Goodies:

the Barracuda 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Barracuda:

  1992  

Cobra directories featuring a version of the Barracuda:

  2000  

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