the Blockbuster

The Blockbuster is a large, 6WD snow and ice vehicle the GI Joe team first rolled out in 1994. It is armed with a massive dual pom-pom launcher (which is, in fact, most of the vehicle) along with additional cannons and four (count 'em) front-mounted Gatling guns.

Windchill is usually the operator of the Blockbuster, which has these vehicular characteristics:

Anti-aircraft Guns (a): the Blockbuster carries two twinned cannons, one mounted on each side. Each of them can be fired to 'dissuade' enemy aircraft, inflicting one's Agility +6 in damage when firing a short burst, or their Agility +7 in damage when fired continuously.

Body Armor (s): the whole of the Blockbuster is reinforced, from its all-terrain monster truck tires to its armored canopy cover. This vehicle is tough, having an overall m.s. of 13, and provides its occupants like, or +3, body armor (those not hanging on outside, at least).

Communications Array (i): the Blockbuster is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system. This makes for intensity 5 communications power (with a 25 mile range), that features intensity 10 signal encryption.

Gatling Cannons (a): the front of the Blockbuster is armed with four linked Gatling cannons, allowing it to chew up almost anything. They all cycle at once to inflict the gunner's Agility +8 in damage when firing short bursts, raised to their Agility +9 in damage if fired continuously.

Passengers: the rather large Blockbuster fits a whole lot of Joes. It can hold two within its armored canopy, two secondary gunners can sit next to the pom-pom cannons, and two each may hang on outside on each side and on the rear.

Pom-pom Cannons (i): the rear of the Blockbuster is dominated by two large cannons. This dual-fire weapon can launch two projectiles, which each will strike a foe to inflict intensity 13 damage, but can be fired in tandem to inflict +1 damage if both strike a foe simultaneously.

Propulsion (a): the Joes' Blockbuster is considerably fast for its size. It can move at around 75 miles per hour given decent terrain (intensity 3 propulsion), reduced to a maximum of 60 miles per hour (intensity 2) on rougher terrain. Like hills of tundra, etc.

Extra Goodies:

the Blockbuster Saga System 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Blockbuster:

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