the Rolling Operations Command Center (ROCC)

The Rolling Operations Command Center (or ROCC) is the latest in a long line of GI Joe bases that can be quickly deployed into the field. The difference between the ROCC and the rest is that the ROCC is quite literally mobile, being a fortified tractor trailer.

It's designed to be able to roll out anywhere in the world with passable roads, and subsequently coordinate the GI Joe team in the field - not that most people will ever know the ROCC when they see it, thanks to its advanced holographic disguise system.

'Borrowed' from Zartan, this technology allows the ROCC to appear like a regular tractor trailer - or perhaps a Winnebago, depending on its operator's wishes or needs at any given moment. At any rate, the ROCC has these vehicular characteristics:

Body Armor (s): the ROCC is built tough - it's meant as an emergency / field command center, after all! The thing has an effective material strength of 10, and provides its many occupants like, or +2, protection from injury of any variety.

Communications Array (i): the ROCC 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 - but that's not all.

The ROCC can also tie into global satellite communications networks to extend its range with planetary scope; when so connected, the ROCC can talk to any Joe anywhere on earth - assuming they have similar up-link capability or are at a conventional land line terminus.

Computer Center: the ROCC is built to be a mobile base of operations for the GI Joe team. As such, it has a plethora of computers and databases on hand, and what it doesn't have it can usually access in a pinch. This gives the Joes a great tactical edge when using the ROCC.

Holographic Disguise System (w): the ROCC can project a holographic illusion around itself, which lets it mask itself as a conventional vehicle. This can be anything of approximately the same size, from an ordinary semi to a Winnebago! This is an intensity 9 disguise.

Mini-jet (i): the ROCC has the ability to launch an incredibly small fighter jet. It raises a vertical launch platform that literally catapults this craft into the air. Landing requires something of a level surface, however. It has an m.s. of 8, and these vehicular capabilities:

* Flight (a): the primary purpose of the ROCC's mini-jet is to fly over the ROCC proper, and either surveil an area or provide limited air support in a pinch. It can fly at intensity 8 speeds, or at approximately 450 miles per hour, give or take.

* Machine Guns (a): the ROCC's mini-jet is armed with two miniature wing cannons. These twinned guns can only hit what's in front of the mini-jet, inflicting one's Agility +6 in damage when firing a short burst, raised to their Agility +7 in damage when fired continuously.

* Radar Unit (w): the ROCC's mini-jet has a radar unit as powerful as the ROCC itself - which helps to greatly extend its operators' awareness of the surroundings. It can detect every moving target (and some immobile ones) within 10 miles of its location (intensity 4 range).

Missile Launcher (i): stowed in the rear of the ROCC's cab, this launcher is secret - until it is elevated and prepared to fire, at least. The projectiles it fires inflict intensity 11 damage, but will add +1 for each additional missile that hits (up to eight).

Passengers: there's no two bones about it, the ROCC can carry a whole lot of Joes around. It has room for two in the cab (in addition to the actual driver), and it can hold over a dozen Joes in the rear trailer, which has several rooms handy for the Joes' use.

Propulsion (a): the ROCC is pretty fast, when you get down to it. The thing can move at speds in excess of 100 miles per hour, which translates into having this 'power' at intensity 4 levels; of course, it can only go so fast on open roads.

Radar Unit (w): on the front of the ROCC's trailer is a powerful radar dish. The ROCC can use this to keep tabs on the area around itself, doing so with intensity 4 ability. In other words, it can track all activity within ten miles of its location.

Repair Bay: the front of the ROCC's trailer is fitted with a repair bay for smaller vehicles (and parts of larger ones). It even includes a robotic arm to handle heavier components like engine blocs, and can lift objects of up to 5 tons in weight (intensity 13 Strength).

Separation (a): the ROCC's tractor and trailer can separate (as can any other tractor trailer). The tractor will remain at the same speed listed above, though it's slightly more maneuverable, while the trailer has stabilizer legs that deploy to hold it steady without the tractor.

Turret (a): this manned gun station can be mounted at the front or rear of the ROCC. It can either fire a short burst of ammunition to inflict one's Agility +6 in damage, or a fully automatic hail of lead to inflict their Agility +7 in damage.

Extra Goodies:

the ROCC Saga System 13 Text File Download

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