the Ice Sabre

A half-track, half-ski vehicle built for the GI Joe team to use in snowy terrain, one might think the Ice Sabre is intended as a replacement for long time for 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 a +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 6 communications power (with a 100 mile range) that has intensity 10 signal encryption - not bad at all, that.

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

Of course, one of the abilities these launchers 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.

Lightning Speed (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 m.p.h.), though on other terrain it must travel at intensity 2 instead (45 m.p.h.).

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. In a single shot, they will inflict the gunner's Agility +4 damage, in a short, controlled burst this damage will be raised to the gunner's Agility +5, and finally, a fully automatic spread will inflict the gunner's Agility +6 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.

Extra Goodies:

the Ice Sabre Saga System 13 Text File Download

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