the Ice Sabre

A half-track, half-ski vehicle built for GI Joe's to use in snowy terrain, one might think the Ice Sabre is intended as a replacement for long time Joe mainstay the Snow Cat... and they may be right. The powerful and versatile Ice Sabre has these vehicular characteristics:

Body Armor (s): the Ice Sabre is a tough little ride. Having an effective m.s. of 13, the Ice Sabre can take a whole lot of punishment, and can offer its occupants like, or +3, protection from all attacks striking the vehicle and its occupants.

Communications Array (i): the Ice Sabre is equipped with an extremely powerful, gigahertz-frequency, frequency-wobbler radio system. This makes for intensity 5 communications power (with a 25 mile range) that features intensity 10 signal encryption.

Gun Turret (i): on the back of the Ice Sabre is a gun station that is normally protected by armored plates, but can be elevated in a pinch to reveal its full power. While lowered, the operator of the gun turret can only fire the machine gun mounted on (see below).

However, when raised, he or she also has access to two missile launchers, one mounted on each side of the turret; of course, while so raised, they no longer gain the benefit of the vehicle's body armor. The Ice Sabre's missiles inflict intensity 10 damage each.

Of course, one of the abilities this launcher has is to fire multiple targets simultaneously. When two missiles are fired at a foe, the damage inflicted is boosted to intensity 11, while hitting a foe with all four will improve their damage to intensity 12.

Machine Guns (a): say what you will about the Ice Sabre, but the thing is definitely heavily armed. There are four (count 'em) separate machine guns mounted on the Ice Sabre: one on each of the skis, one behind the cockpit, and one on the raising gun turret.

Each of these guns can be fired to devastating effect. They can discharge one round to inflict one's Agility +4 in damage, a short burst of rounds to inflict their Agility +5 in damage, or fire rounds continuously to inflict the gunner's Agility +6 in damage.

Furthermore, these guns can be fired in a manner that allows them to concentrate damage on a single foe. The two ski-mounted guns do this automatically, though they can only hit things immediately in front of the Ice Sabre. Concentrating fire adds a +1 damage per additional gun used.

Propulsion (a): the Ice Sabre is fast - particularly on icy or sandy surfaces. When travelling on such, the Ice Sabre can move with intensity 3 speeds (about 75 MPH), though on other terrain it must travel at intensity 2 instead (45 MPH).

2006 Variations

Just two years after its initial debut in the GI Joe arsenal, the Ice Sabre was modified slightly. Technically speaking, the '06 model of Ice Sabre is functionally same as the '04 version, but it sports a green and white camouflage pattern, instead of the original white and gray.

Extra Goodies:

the Ice Sabre Saga System 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Ice Sabre:

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