the Rising Tide
This second generation BTR (Built To Rule) vehicle is one of Barrel Roll's favorites - but then, his first GI Joe ride could serve in two different configurations as well. It mainly serves as a high speed attack boat, vaguely resembling the old Devilfish.
However, one can tear it apart and reassemble it in the form of a jet glider if the need arises, taking to the air to fight Cobra - or to simply get somewhere much faster. In either configuration, the Rising Tide has these equipped features:
Autocannons (a): in either mode, the Rising Tide has access to two rotary-barrel machine guns. These guns are linked, and can fire a short burst of lead to inflict one's Agility +7 in damage, raised to their Agility +8 in damage when fired in a continuous fashion.
Body Armor (s): both configurations of the Rising Tide are relatively flimsy - but then, it's a modular, pre-fab boat / aircraft! While constructed from m.s. 10 materials, the Rising Tide only has an effective m.s. of 6 - and merely offers its occupant like, or +1, protection.
Communications Array (i): the Rising Tide is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system. This equipment provides intensity 5 transception, with a 25 mile range, that features intensity 10 signal encryption.
Flight (a): when transformed into a jet glider via the power of Allen wrench magic, the Rising Tide has the ability to soar through the air under its own power. In this mode, the vehicle can fly with intensity 6 speed, doing so at 225 miles per hour!
Missile Launcher (i): there is but one missile launcher allotted to the Rising Tide - but it sees equal use in either of its two configurations. This powerful projectile launcher can fire missiles which each can inflict intensity 11 fragmentary damage upon impact.
Shape Change (a): the Rising Tide can serve as one of two different vehicles - either an attack boat or a jet glider! It can be reconfigured in the field in just a few minutes, allowing the GI Joe team considerable versatility with just one box of parts!
Super Swimming (a): in its attack boat configuration, the Rising Tide has buoyancy, and can glide on the waves with exceptional speed. It has intensity 2 velocity in this mode, moving at 45 miles per hour on calm water, but 30 miles per hour on choppier seas and rivers.
GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Rising Tide:
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