the A.P.C. Transport

For a very short time in the early '90s, the GI Joe team deployed a vehicle they called the Monster Blaster, a sort of heavily armed and armored personnel transport that a specialized team of them would use against Cobra's various genetic horrors and their handlers.

When Cobra started dabbling in genetics again, they figured that the Joes were onto something, and decided they could use the Monster Blaster to help corral their newest wave of D.N.A.-scrambled troops. Of course, they wouldn't call it the Monster Blaster. Or staff it with real people.

Thus, when Cobra stole the designs for the Monster Blaster, they called it the A.P.C., or Android Personnel Carrier, Transport. Staffed by B.A.T.s, Cobra's ever-expendable humanoid stock soldiers, the A.P.C. Transport could easily lead a charge of Cobra's envenomed soldiers and victims.

Or, you know, keep them in line if they turned their rage against their re-creators. The A.P.C. Transport has these vehicular capabilities:

C
Gd 10
S
Rm 30
B
Rm 30
P
Ex 20

Body Armor: the A.P.C. Transport is naturally quite resilient. It has a material strength of Remarkable (30) thanks to its armor plating and monster truck tires, and those inside its armored compartments (and not hanging on the outside) receive Excellent (20) protection from attack.

Cobra-band Radio: Cobra gear uses a communication system of its own, not beholden to conventional broadcast standards. The A.P.C. Transport in particular has comm gear with a Typical (6) range (250 miles), and benefits from Excellent (20) ranked signal encryption as well.

Laser Cannons: the A.P.C. Transport is equipped with three laser cannons. There's an armored one over the driver's seat, and one on each of the rear corners. Each of these guns can be fired to inflict Excellent (20) Armor Piercing Energy damage per deadly blast.

Lock 'n Load Cannon: this massive missile launcher dominates the enemy - whether human or otherwise. It can fire powerful M-44 missiles, one per turn, and has a large amount of these on hand in the event of a Cobra monster wave. These missiles have the following characteristics:

C
Ex 20
S
Am 50
B
Ex 20
Damage
Incredible (40) Edged Attack (fragmentary)

Passenger Bays: on top of everything else, the A.P.C. Transport is primed to carry Joes around. It fits two on each side and two on the rear - and that's just the outside! The innards have room for two on the rear corners, six under the cannon, and one in the passenger and driver seat.

Extra Goodies:

the the A.P.C. Transport Universal Heroes Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Monster Blaster A.P.C.:

  1993  

Cobra directories featuring a version of the Monster Blaster A.P.C.:

  2004  

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