the Rising Tide

This second generation B.T.R. (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 in order to fight Cobra - or to simply get somewhere much faster. In either configuration, the Rising Tide has these equipped features:

Handling
RV 10
Velocity
RV 6
Durability
RV 10
Protection
RV 4

Autocannons: 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 rank value 20 Piercing damage, raised +1 RS if the Rising Tide's operator fires a continuous stream of ammunition.

Body Armor: both configurations of the Rising Tide are relatively flimsy - but then, it's a modular, pre-fab boat / aircraft! While constructed from m.v. 20 materials, the Rising Tide only has an effective m.v. of 10 - and offers its occupant only value 4 Protection.

Communications Array: the Rising Tide is equipped with a gigahertz frequency, frequency wobbler clandestine operations radio system, allowing for constant team communications. This provides rank value 20 comm power (a 100 mile range) with rank value 30 signal encryption.

Flight: when transformed via the magic of the Allen wrench into a jet glider, the Rising Tide has the ability to soar through the air under its own power. In this mode, the vehicle can fly with rank value 30 speed, doing so at 204.55 miles per hour!

Missile Launcher: 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 have these vehicular characteristics:

Handling
RV 20
Velocity
RV 50
Durability
RV 20
Damage
RV 30 Slashing (fragmentary)

Shape Change: 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!

Extra Goodies:

the Rising Tide 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Rising Tide:

  2004