the Rough Terrain Vehicle (RTV)

The Rough Terrain Vehicle is an odd ride the Joes tested out on at least one occasion. It's a prefabricated all-terrain freight hauler (like an off-road tractor trailer), that is designed to be assembled on-site by a minimum crew of six, doing so in about a half hour.

The RTV is made of little steel, being constructed from plastic, aluminum, and foam composites. It looks like a bizarre, futuristic moon-rover, having six extra-large tires, a telescoping cab, and a built-in crane used to load and unload cargo. The RTV has these vehicular characteristics:

.30 Cal Turrets (a): the forward cab of the RTV is armed with four powerful gun mounts, each of which can be fired per +5 weapons in a semi-auto burst, +6 in a full-auto volley. They're supplemented with enough ammunition to fire for quite some time.

Cabin Pivot (a): the RTV's driver compartment is mounted on a telescoping arm mechanism, allowing it to elevate up to ten feet over the body of the RTV itself, and twenty feet over the ground in general (assuming a level surface). This gives it exceptional fire superiority in a pinch.

Communications Suite (i): the RTV is armed with a fully functional, multi-frequency radio transceiver. This device can radio another system anywhere within 1000 miles, granting it an effective intensity of 10. It also has communications scrambling technology of like effectiveness.

Crane (s): the RTV can likely carry at least ten tons worth of cargo, and the crane that loads it has to be able to manipulate a like amount of weight. As such, this crane can be assumed to have at least a lifting Strength of 14 for these purposes.

Navigation Console (i): the RTV can be pre-loaded with all kinds of computer-based information concerning the area in which it is going to be used. This information includes standard, national, and topographical maps, and is augmented by precision positioning technology.

Off-Road Tires (a): these massive tires, ten feet in diameter, are built to withstand the roughest terrain, and can take the RTV almost anywhere. Filled with self-sealing foam, these tires (like the rest of the RTV) are of m.s. 12, and can withstand a like amount of damage.

Passengers: the RTV is mostly a cargo hauling conveyance, but its forward cab has room for four drivers / operators, in addition to room for at least four more people. However, in a pinch, a whole lot of people could ride on the cargo platform on back of the vehicle if necessary.

Propulsion (a): though it's not fast, the RTV is dependable, and can chew up almost all terrain with equal ability. Possessing this ability at intensity 2, it can move at up to sixty miles per hour on flat ground, maybe half on less agreeable environs.

Extra Goodies:

RTV Saga Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the RTV:

  1982