the Shark 9000

While he may prefer the Killer W.H.A.L.E. while engaging in coastal battles against Cobra, Cutter finds the Shark 9000 to be the next best thing. It's a high-speed patrol boat with multiple machine gun mounts and even a torpedo bay. But that's not all.

The Shark 9000 is a boat, but its high speed prop can actually move the vehicle on land if necessary, acting as something akin to an unducted propeller for short periods of time, and has an enhanced hull to support this operation. The Shark 9000 has these vehicular characteristics:

C
Ex 20
S
Gd 10
B
Ex 20
P
Ty 6

Communications Array: the Shark 9000 is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system. This makes for Typical (6) communications power (with a 250 mile range) that has Remarkable (30) ranked signal encryption.

Machine Gun Turrets: on each side of the Shark 9000's aft deck are two machine gun turrets. These rotary-barrel guns can be fired to inflict Excellent (20) Shooting damage in a short burst, raised to Remarkable (30) when opened up fully automatic.

Reinforced Hull: the Shark 9000 has a material strength of Excellent (20), but its hull is boosted by +2 CS in order to allow for limited run-time on land if necessary! It also provides its occupants Typical (6) protection from attack, if they're not hanging onto the sides.

Shark-pedo Launcher: the Shark 9000 is armed with a dual torpedo launcher. Each of the projectiles it fires can inflict the damage listed below, but if two 'shark-pedoes' are launched (and hit) a target simultaneously, they inflict +1 CS damage. They behave as follows:

C
Gd 10
S
In 40
B
Gd 10
Damage
Remarkable (30) Edged Attack (fragmentary)

Water Cannon: the Shark 9000's non-lethal weapon is an immense water cannon, mounted atop its flying bridge. This weapon is fueled by either the water below or a reserve water tank, and can bring up to Remarkable (30) Force to bear on a person or vehicle.

Extra Goodies:

the Shark 9000 Universal Heroes Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Shark 9000:

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