the Depth Ray

The incredibly versatile Depth Ray is a marvel of modern engineering, even for a B.T.R. (Built To Rule) vehicle. It can function in one of either two modes. It may serve the GI Joe team as either a submarine or a dune buggy, allowing it to traverse any battle field on earth!

Primarily piloted by Wet-Suit, this dual-purpose vehicle allows him to attack Cobra foes anywhere on the planet they're hiding - assuming it's not in some sort of ridiculous floating fortress, that is. The Depth Ray has the following vehicular characteristics:

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

Autocannons: in either mode, the Depth Ray has access to two rotary-barrel machine guns. These guns are linked, and can fire a short burst of lead to inflict rank value 20 Piercing damage, raised +1 RS if the Depth Ray's operator fires a continuous stream of ammunition.

Body Armor: both configurations of the Depth Ray provide its operators rank value 10 body armor, as the vehicle is built to be particularly sturdy - despite its modular nature. Under water it also possesses rank value 30 resistance to pressure variance.

Communications Array: the Depth Ray is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system, allowing for constant team communications. This provides rank value 20 comm power (a 100 mile range) with rank value 30 signal encryption.

Environmental Independence: the Depth Ray is a submarine in one of its modes, thus it must have a means for its operator (usually Wet-Suit) to breathe. It can provide its pilot just over a day's worth of air if necessary (rank value 30, for thirty hours in total).

Headlights: the front of the Depth Ray is equipped in either mode with two powerful xenon lamps. It can use these to illuminate the sector in front of the vehicle with intensity 20 light, enough to blind foes in an ambush attack or to let the pilot see what is in front of him.

Missile Launcher: there are two missile launchers allotted to the Depth Ray, both of which are forward-facing. These launchers both fire projectiles which have these vehicular characteristics, and add +1 RS if both launchers are used simultaneously:

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

Shape Change: the Depth Ray can serve as one of two different vehicles - either a submarine or a dune buggy. It can be reconfigured in the field in just a few minutes, allowing the GI Joe team considerable versatility with just one hex key (or two, if you lose the first).

Extra Goodies:

the Depth Ray 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Depth Ray:

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