Mechanized infantry is distinguished from motorized infantry in that its vehicles provide a degree of protection from hostile fire, as opposed to "soft-skinned" wheeled vehicles (trucks or jeeps) for motorized infantry. Most APCs and are fully tracked or are all-wheel drive vehicles (6×6 or 8×8), for mobility across rough ground.
The ninjas make a late entry to the fray! Their APC relies on speed to pull itself through the battlefield. The white paint scheme glaces over a chameleon module that renders the vehicle to blend within the surroundings, but will be deactivated when shot or when the given time expires.
Front armor panels are curved to deflect bullets. Headlights and blade rammers are equipped in the front.
Cockpit necessities only: a steering wheel and a holographic analyzer.
Wheels are covered with rounded shields to deflect enemy fire and can be used for side ramming enemies.
Back. Similar characteristics to the front.
A tight entrance for the rest of the squad.
"Skeleton" of the APC. Seating room is limited; the build is made compact for the purpose of low production cost.
The turrret. Fellow ninjas have dubbed the turret as "The First-Class Seat."
Turret can rotate 360 degrees and gattling gun has 90 degrees of firing angle. Perfect for taking on land and air enemies.
Back side of the turret. Holds a spare tire, which can protect the gunner's backside.
Different turret modules can be mounted based on the purpose of the situation. Currently, only the gattling turret is available.
Bird's eye view.
COLE: Natural-Born Leader
Head-strong and rock-solid, Cole leads the ninja into battle. His weighted axes inflict slow but steady blows to foes.
As a leader, Cole must stay level-headed in order to asess the situation. He's open to ideas when discussing the battle strategy with his teammates. However, he can be bribed easily with cake.
ZANE: Tactical Nin-Droid
Zane is presumably the smartest out of all the ninja. Shurekeins are his personal weapon of choice, which can be silently wielded in close and long-range combat.
He's the original nin-droid, and, unlike most computers, he can adapt to the situation. He can pull out as many shurikeins as he desires, and nobody knows how...
JAY: Swift Inventor
Jay is the more humorous of the bunch, and can keep everyone positive when things go south. Wields two sai for lightning-fast, close-quarter attacks.
Jay's knowledge of electron flow and electric circuits has powered most of the technology for the SSS. He prides himself with his creations. He tends to have a habit of fixing broken things.
NYA: Fluid Fighter
Nya has started learning the ninja way after she discovered her elemental power is water. She also prefers to use sai, but prefers to wield her weapons in reverse style.
Nya still needs to find her full potential as a water ninja. However, this does not mean she is an inexperienced fighter; she combines her elemental powers and aggressive fighting style of the Samurai of the retired Samurai X. Also Jay's girlfriend.
KAI: Furious Fighter
Kai is the type of ninja who puts action before words. He can be stubborn, but his skill with the katana is unmatched. He wields cursed katanas, representative of his fury.
This hot-head is the first to charge into batte. He can wield all four of his katanas at the same time. He is scared of water.
Lloyd: The Chosen One
Lloyd is the youngest of all the ninja and son of Sensei Garmadon. He inherits the strenght passed down from one of the sons of the first spinjitsu master, allowing him to create blades reinforced by his elemental power. His katana glows golden.
Lloyd has harnessed the ability to use earth, ice, lightning and fire. However, the ninja still train him in honing their skills, respectively. As the most popular ninja out of the six, he has the most followers on Instagram.
Sensei Garmadon and Sensei Wu: Old Senseis
The Senseis can't really do much but teach and drink tea nowaddays. Garmadon has taken the role of driver, while Wu mans the turret. It's the only way the brothers can remain young these days.
Garmadon takes th wheel! He rejects fighting in general after the years he wrecked havoc as Lord Garmadon. Despite driving into the midst of battle, his principles have no qualm against driving. A skilled driver despite his blindness.
Wu takes on the turret. He's always yipping the get on it like a child and is a skiled at manning it. The ninja blame Wu's tea that he drinks every 30 minutes.
Jay forgot the APC needs passenger seats... Back-aches and head bashing is a commonality on this ride.
Awesome stuff Ninja! Good to see you back in the fray, and with one stellar build to start it off! Great styling in the vehicle, and the write-up's great as well! Also, I see that Kai is channelling some Roronoa Zoro. Always nice to see.