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EQUIPMENT (VEHICLES)

Vehicles

Vehicles are described by a number of statistics, as shown on Table: Vehicles.

Crew: The standard number of crew. In most cases, only one person is needed to drive the vehicle; other crew members serve as gunners or copilots.

Passengers: The number of passengers (in addition to the crew) the vehicle is designed to carry. Vehicles that carry passengers can use that space to carry additional cargo when passengers aren't present. Each unused passenger slot allows the vehicle to carry an additional 100 pounds of cargo.

Cargo Capacity: The amount of cargo the vehicle is designed to carry. Many vehicles can carry extra passengers instead of cargo, but doing so is usually a cramped, uncomfortable, and often unsafe experience for those passengers. As a rule of thumb, one additional passenger can be carried for each 250 pounds of unused cargo capacity.

Initiative: The modifier added to the driver's or pilot's initiative check when operating the vehicle.

Maneuver: The modifier added to any Drive or Pilot checks attempted with the vehicle.

Top Speed: The maximum number of squares the vehicle can cover in 1 round at character scale (with the number of squares at chase scale in parentheses). This is the fastest the vehicle can move.

Defense: The vehicle's Defense.

Hardness: The vehicle's hardness. Subtract this number from any damage dealt to the vehicle.

Hit Points: The vehicle's full normal hit points.

Size: Vehicle size categories are defined differently from the size categories for weapons and other objects.

Purchase DC: This is the purchase DC for a Wealth check to acquire the vehicle. This number reflects the base price and doesn't include any modifier for purchasing the vehicle on the black market.

Restriction: The restriction rating for the vehicle, if any, and the appropriate black market purchase DC modifier. Remember to apply this modifier to the purchase DC when making a Wealth check to acquire the vehicle on the black market.

Table: Vehicles
Name Crew Pass Cargo Init Man Top Speed Def Hard HP Size Purchase DC Restriction
Civilian Aircraft
Bell Jet Ranger (helicopter)14250 lb.-4-4245 (25)6528G39Lic (+1)
Bell Model 212 (helicopter)2135,000 lb.-4-4200(20)6536G45Res (+2)
Cessna 172 Skyhawk (prop plane)13120 lb.-4-4210 (21)6530G36Lic (+1)
Learjet Model 45 (corporate jet)210500 lb.-4-41,100 (110)6544G40Lic (+1)
Civilian Cars
Acura 3.2 TL (mid-size sedan)14300 lb.-2-1265 (26)8534H 29Lic (+1)
Aston-Martin Vanquish 11175 lb.-2+0335 (33)8534H 36 Lic (+1)
(sports coupe)
BMW M3 (sports coupe)14200 lb.-2+1275 (27)8532H 30 Lic (+1)
Chevrolet Cavalier 14275 lb.-1-1185 (18)9530L26 Lic (+1)
(economy coupe)
Chevrolet Corvette (sports coupe)11250 lb.-2+0310 (31)8532H30 Lic (+1)
Dodge Neon (economy sedan)14275 lb.-1-1220 (22)9530L26 Lic (+1)
Ford Crown Victoria 15425 lb.-2-1185 (18)8534H 28 Lic (+1)
(mid-size sedan)
Jaguar XJS (luxury sedan)14275 lb.-2-1230 (23)8534H 32 Lic (+1)
Lamborghini Diablo (sports coupe)11100 lb.-2+1360 (36)8534H 37 Lic (+1)
Mercedes E55 AMG (luxury sedan)14325 lb.-2+0280 (28)8534H 32 Lic (+1)
Volkswagen Jetta (mid-size wagon)14275 lb.-2+0230 (23)8532H 28 Lic (+1)
Civilian Motorcycles
Ducati 998R (racing bike)100 lb.+0+3370 (37)10518M 27 Lic (+1)
Harley Davidson FLSTF 110 lb.-1+1275 (27)9522L26 Lic (+1)
(street bike)
Yamaha YZ250F (dirt bike)110 lb.+0+2165 (16)10518M 23 Lic (+1)
Civilian Trucks
AM General Hummer (SUV)131,000 lb.-2-2140 (14)8538H 34 Lic (+1)
Chevrolet Suburban (SUV)18500 lb.-2-2175 (17)8538H 30 Lic (+1)
Dodge Caravan (minivan)14325 lb.-2-2195 (19)8534H 28 Lic (+1)
Ford Escape XLT (SUV)14300 lb.-2-2200 (20)8532H29 Lic (+1)
Ford F-150 XL (pickup)121,700 lb.-2-2175 (17)8536H 28 Lic (+1)
Toyota Tacoma Xtracab (pickup)131,600 lb.-2-2185 (18)8534H 27 Lic (+1)
Civilian Water Vehicles
Bayliner 1802 Capri (runabout)152,100 lb.-2-255 (5)8528H 28 Lic (+1)
Fairline Targa 30 (cabin cruiser)132,100 lb.-4-480 (8)6540G32 Lic (+1)
Sea-Doo XP (personal watercraft)1160 lb.-1+1105 (10)9522L24 Lic (+1)
Other Civilian Vehicles
Armored truck203,600 lb.-2-2175 (17)81036H34Res (+2)
Honda TRX400FW (4-wheel ATV)10675 lb.-1+195 (9)9522L 23 Lic (+1)
Limousine17425 lb.-4-4195 (19)6538G36 Lic (+1)
Moving truck1233,000 lb.-4-4165 (16)6544G34 Lic (+1)
NABI Model 40LFW (city bus)1390 lb.-4-4120 (12)6548G38Lic (+1)
Military Vehicles
BMP-2 (tracked APC)37250 lb.-2-270 (7)81052H40Mil (+3)
M1A2 Abrams (tracked tank)40425 lb.-4-480 (8)62064G47 Mil (+3)
M2A2 Bradley (tracked APC)37425 lb.-4-470 (7)61558G45 Mil (+3)
M113A1 Gavin (tracked APC)211200 lb.-2-262 (6)81048H39 Mil (+3)
UH-60 Black Hawk (helicopter)2149,000 lb.-4-4325 (32)6546G47 Mil (+3)

Civilian Aircraft

All aircraft, from one-seaters to jumbo jets, are controlled by the use of the Pilot skill. A few examples are provided here from the variety of airgoing vehicles that might be available to characters.

Bell Jet Ranger

This is perhaps the most common civilian helicopter worldwide; it has also been adopted by many military forces as a light utility helicopter. The Jet Ranger is two squares wide and seven squares long. It provides three-quarters cover for crew and passengers.

Bell Model 212

This is the twin-engine, civilian version of the ubiquitous Huey helicopter. As a civilian aircraft, it is a sturdy, reliable helicopter used for passenger and cargo work all over the world. Military versions are still in use in many countries. The Bell 212 is three squares wide and seven squares long. It provides three-quarters cover for crew and passengers (one-quarter cover for passengers if the cargo doors are open).

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

This common single-engine propeller plane is relatively inexpensive. A Cessna 172 is seven squares wide (including wings; fuselage is one square wide) and six squares long. It provides three-quarters cover for crew and passengers.

Learjet Model 45

This is a sleek business jet introduced in the late 90s. Two turbofans, set on the fuselage above and behind the wings, provide the power. The interior includes luxury accommodations and a lavatory. A Learjet is ten squares wide (including wings; fuselage is two squares wide) and twelve squares long. It provides three-quarters cover for crew and nine-tenths cover for passengers.

Civilian Cars

Most new civilian cars include such standard features as air conditioning, air bags, antilock brakes, cruise control, keyless entry, and an AM/FM radio with CD player. Luxury vehicles often also include extras such as heated side mirrors, power seats, leather upholstery, and sunroofs. In general, these luxury amenities can be added to a nonluxury car with an increase of 1 to the vehicle's purchase DC.

Unless otherwise noted, civilian cars provide three-quarters cover for their occupants (although passengers who lean out of windows or sunroofs, perhaps to fire weapons, may be reduced to one-half or even one-quarter cover).

Acura 3.2 TL

The 3.2 TL is a four-door luxury sedan. It is two squares wide and four squares long.

Aston-Martin Vanquish

The Vanquish is a two-door luxury sports car powered by a 5.9-liter, 460-horsepower V12 engine. A six-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The Vanquish is two squares wide and four squares long.

BMW M3

The M3 is a two-door luxury sports car equipped with a standard 3.2-liter, 333-horsepower engine. The M3 is two squares wide and three squares long.

Chevrolet Cavalier

A two-door family coupe, the Cavalier is two squares wide and four squares long.

Chevrolet Corvette

The Corvette is a two-door sports car equipped with a 5.7-liter, 350-horsepower V8 engine. The Corvette is two squares wide and three squares long.

Dodge Neon

The Neon is an inexpensive four-door family sedan. It is two squares wide and three squares long.

Ford Crown Victoria

The Crown Victoria is a large four-door family sedan equipped with a 4.6-liter, 220-horsepower V8 engine. Large and durable, it is a favorite of police forces (police cruisers are commonly Crown Victorias). The Crown Victoria is two squares wide and four squares long.

Jaguar XJ Sedan

The XJ is a four-door luxury sedan. It is two squares wide and four squares long.

Lamborghini Diablo

The Diablo is a top-of-the-line exotic sports car - a two-door coupe equipped with a standard 6.0-liter, 550-horsepower V12 engine. The Diablo is two squares wide and three squares long.

Mercedes E55 AMG

The E-Class is a four-door luxury sedan equipped with a powerful 5.5-liter, 349-horsepower V8 engine. It is two squares wide and four squares long.

Volkswagen Jetta

The Jetta is a four-door station wagon. It is two squares wide and three squares long.

Civilian Motorcycles

Unlike getting into a car, mounting a motorcycle is a free action. Motorcycles tend to perform better than automobiles, but they provide no cover to their occupants.

Ducati 998R

This is a top-of-the-line street bike with a strong heritage of winning races. The 998R is one square wide and two squares long.

Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy

This huge motorcycle sports a 1,450cc engine. It's designed to look cool and compete for space on the roads with automobiles. It is one square wide and two squares long.

Yamaha YZ250F

A classic dirt bike, this is very similar to the motorcycle used by United States Army cavalry scouts. The YZ250F is one square wide and two squares long.

Civilian Trucks

Trucks include pickups, sport utility vehicles, vans, and minivans. They generally have the same features as civilian cars.

Like cars, trucks generally provide three-quarters cover to their occupants. The rear bed of a pickup truck, however, provides only one-half cover.

AM General Hummer

The four-door Hummer is a civilian version of the military's all-terrain "humvee" utility vehicle. It comes equipped with a powerful 6.5-liter, 195-horsepower V8 turbo diesel engine. The hummer is decked out like a luxury vehicle inside, but this vehicle is every bit as rugged as the military version.

The military version can be configured in a variety of ways, including a two-door pickup, a four-door pickup with a short bed, and a completely enclosed, SUVlike body with a hatchback and four doors. It lacks the luxury accessories of the civilian version, but it is equipped with puncture-resistant tires.

A Hummer is two squares wide and four squares long.

Chevrolet Suburban

One of the largest sport utility vans on the market, the Suburban is a four-door truck equipped with a standard 6.0-liter, 320-horsepower V8 engine. It is two squares wide and four squares long.

Dodge Caravan

The Caravan is a minivan with two conventional doors up front, sliding doors on the side, and a rear hatch-style door. It is two squares wide and four squares long.

Ford Escape XLT

The Escape is a four-door SUV with a 3.0-liter, 201-horsepower V6 engine. It is two squares wide and three squares long.

Ford F-150 XL

This two-door pickup truck has a 4.2-liter, 202-horsepower V6 engine. The F-150 is two squares wide and four squares long.

Toyota Tacoma Xtracab

The Tacoma is a two-door pickup with a back seat in its extended cab. It is two squares wide and four squares long.

Civilian Water Vehicles

Piloting a water vehicle is covered by the Drive skill.

Bayliner 1802 Capri

This is a large runabout-a powerboat with an outboard engine and an open cockpit with a tiny cabin (about the size of the interior of an economy car) forward. It comes with a trailer; loading or unloading it requires a paved boat ramp and 10 minutes of work. The Capri provides one-half cover to occupants in the cockpit or stern, full cover to occupants in the cabin, and no cover to those forward of the cockpit. The Capri is two squares wide and four squares long.

Fairline Targa 30

This cabin cruiser is a motor yacht with two internal diesel engines. It comes equipped with four berths and a fully equipped galley. It provides one-half cover to occupants in the cockpit or stern, full cover to occupants below deck, and no cover to those forward of the cockpit. The Targa is three squares wide and six squares long.

Sea-Doo XP

This is a two-seat jet ski that propels itself with a powerful jet of water. The Sea-Doo XP is one square wide and two squares long, and provides no cover for its riders.

Other Vehicles

A few types of vehicles don't fit neatly into the categories covered above. Many of these (such as the armored truck and the limousine) are usually custom built, so the model Name isn't specified as it is with most other vehicles in this section. The description and stats reflect a typical model.

Armored Truck

Used to transport money between businesses and financial institutions, armored trucks are designed to deter would-be thieves. The truck has three doors and firing ports that allow the crew to use their firearms without leaving the vehicle. The armored truck is two squares wide and four squares long. It provides nine-tenths cover for its occupants. It is equipped with puncture-resistant tires.

Honda TRX400FW

This all-terrain vehicle is something like a four-wheeled motorcycle. It is one square wide and two squares long. It provides no cover for its riders.

Limousine

A limousine is a big, comfortable car. The statistics given are for a moderate-sized vehicle, rather than a stretch limo or a conventional car with a professional driver. Limousines feature virtually every available luxury feature, often including televisions and small refrigerators. A partition divides the front seat from the rest of the vehicle. A limousine is two squares wide and five squares long. It provides three-quarters cover for its occupants.

Moving Truck

This is a large cargo truck used to move furniture or deliver freight. Trucks of this sort are often available as rentals. A moving truck is two squares wide and five squares long. It provides three-quarters cover for occupants in the cab and full cover for any in the back.

NABI Model 40LFW

This is a typical city bus. It has a door at the front and a second door about halfway down the right-hand side. This vehicle is two squares wide and eight squares long. It provides three-quarters cover for crew and passengers.

Military Vehicles

Several military vehicles are covered here. In addition, a number of the civilian vehicles covered above, such as the AM General Hummer and the Bell Model 212 helicopter, are commonly seen in military service.

BMP-2

A Soviet-era armored personnel carrier, the BMP is used by the Russian army and more than twenty ex-Soviet states or clients. It is crewed by a driver, a gunner, and a commander. It has three top hatches, one above each crew position, and a large door in back for infantry soldiers to load or disembark. It takes a full-round action to enter the vehicle through a top hatch and another full-round action to start it moving. The BMP-2 is three squares wide and four squares long. It provides full cover to its occupants.

This vehicle comes equipped with a 30mm cannon (see Table: Vehicle Weapons) mounted in a full turret.

M1A2 Abrams

This is the U.S. Army's main battle tank, probably the most advanced and powerful tank in the world. It is crewed by a driver, a gunner, a gun loader, and a commander. It has three top hatches, one for the driver and two on the turret. (The driver's position cannot be reached from the other positions, which are all in the turret.) It takes a full-round action to enter a tank and another full-round action to start it moving. The Abrams is three squares wide and six squares long. It provides full cover to its occupants.

This vehicle comes equipped with a tank cannon (see Table: Vehicle Weapons) and an M2HB heavy machine gun (see Table: Ranged Weapons), both mounted in full turrets.

M2A2 Bradley

This is the U.S. Army's principal armored personnel carrier. It is crewed by a driver, a gunner, and a commander. It has three top hatches, one above each crew position, and a large door in back for infantry soldiers to load or disembark. It takes a full-round action to enter the vehicle through a top hatch, and another full-round action to start it moving. In addition to its own armament, the Bradley's passenger compartment has ports that allow passengers to fire their personal weapons from within the vehicle. The Bradley is three squares wide and four squares long. It provides full cover to its occupants.

This vehicle comes equipped with a 25mm cannon (see Table: Vehicle Weapons) mounted in a full turret.

M113A1 Gavin

Introduced in 1960s and for many years a mainstay of the U.S. Army, this tracked armored personnel carrier is now in use by more than fifty countries. It is crewed by a driver and a commander, and features a top hatch above each position as well as a rear door. It takes a full-round action to enter the vehicle through a top hatch and another full-round action to start it moving. The Gavin is three squares wide and four squares long. It provides full cover to its occupants.

UH-60 Black Hawk

Introduced in the 1980s to replace the aging UH-1, the Black Hawk is the U.S. Army's primary utility helicopter. The UH-60 is three squares wide and twelve squares long. It provides three-quarters cover to crew and passengers (one-quarter cover to passengers if the cargo doors are open).

Table: Vehicle Weapons
Weapon Dmg Critical Type Range Increment Rate of Fire Magazine Size Weight Purchase DC Restriction
Cannons (require the Exotic Firearms Proficiency [cannons] feat)
BMP-2 30mm cannon4d1220Ballistic300 ft.ALinkedHuge***
M1A2 Abrams tank cannon10d1220Ballistic400 ft.Single1Huge***
M2A2 Bradley 25mm cannon4d1220Ballistic350 ft.ALinkedHuge***

* Weight, purchase DC, and restriction rating do not apply. These weapons are part of the vehicles on which they are mounted.