The Rhino is a special vehicle developed by Project Spectrum. While disguised as a red Kenworth semi-tractor, Rhino is able to turn into a mobile defense unit at a moment’s notice. Unlike other Project Spectrum vehicles, Rhino is usually controlled by two operators: one to drive the vehicle and the other to control its weaponry. Rhino is the primary vehicle of Bruno Sheppard.
A prototype Rhino was parked outside the Project Spectrum base when the recruits showed up.
Julio Lopez and Bruno Sheppard drove the Rhino into battle against the Transformers Kup and Aileron in Greece. While Lopez controlled the vehicle, Sheppard manned the weapons, firing them at Kup. The pair operated it once more during M.A.S.K.'s siege on Autobot City, but Optimus Prime stopped the Rhino using his fist, and shortly afterward Baron Karza blasted it to dust, forcing Julio and Bruno to eject.
During V.E.N.O.M.'s ambush of M.A.S.K. in Barbados, Bruno pursued Gloria Baker's Shark in (presumably) a new, black-colored Rhino. Bruno used it again, now pulling a trailer, when fighting M.A.S.K. in Toronto. Using a remote control system, Bruno stood on top of the truck's hood and attacked with his Thunderflame Mask. Brad Turner managed to nab the remote from Bruno, crashing the Rhino (and Bruno) into a building.
- In Revolution, the Rhino was seen pulling a trailer, while in individual M.A.S.K. issues, the trailer is absent, making it look much closer to the original toy. The trailer later returned in M.A.S.K. issue 5.
- The original 1980s Rhino was a M.A.S.K. vehicle, and this is the case in Revolution stories. In contrast, however, V.E.N.O.M. owns the only known Rhino in the main IDW M.A.S.K. series.