the GI Jane

During GI Joe's earlier years, the team lacked the convenience provided by the USS Flagg, making the transportation of personnel and equipment to and from various locations somewhat more bothersome. However, they had the benefit of a freighter christened the GI Jane!

Serving as a mobile platform of sorts from which GI Joe could launch missions, the GI Jane saw plenty of action in the team's second and third years of operation, at least until it was destroyed by a concerted Cobra attack. The GI Jane had these known capabilities:

Handling
RV 10
Velocity
RV 6
Durability
RV 20
Protection
RV 10

Cargo Space: as a freighter, the GI Jane is able to carry a very large amount of cargo. A large portion of this is often GI Joe hardware, so it's possible the ship will have access to the abilities of multiple additional vehicles and devices at any given time.

Communications Array: the crew of the GI Jane can keep in touch with operatives in the field or GI Joe headquarters via this powerful radio transceiver. It can broadcast with rank value 20 ability, having a maximum range of 100 miles.

Cranes: the GI Jane is equipped with multiple cargo cranes, the better to quickly load and unload equipment and supplies for missions with. These heavy duty devices can lift just about anything that can fit inside the Jane (think the equivalent of rank value 50 Brawn).

Gatling Cannons: each side of the GI Jane is equipped with a 30mm Gatling cannon, automatically aimed by radar to home in on incoming missile fire. These weapons will inflict rank value 30 Piercing damage to whatever projectiles are on their way towards the Jane.

Hydrofoils: in a pinch, the GI Jane's skipper can extend hydrofoils in order to acquire a quick boost of speed. When operational, these devices will enhance the Velocity rating of the Jane by +1 RS for as long as they are in use, at a -2 RS cost to its Handling.

Helipads: both the bow and the aft of the GI Jane is equipped with a hangar, from which the Joes can launch aircraft as large as a Dragonfly. These vehicles are stored inside the Jane when not in use, and protected from the elements by top-mounted cargo doors.

Radar: the GI Jane is equipped with a powerful radar system, that allows it to identify objects in the ship's vicinity. It functions with rank value 6 ability, doing so within a maximum range of ten miles (essentially the horizon).

Extra Goodies:

the GI Jane 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the GI Jane:

  1984