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Posted: 5/28/2003 5:20:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 5:41:12 PM EST by tac45]
The Marine Corps LAV or the Army Bradley fighting vehicle. I'm going with the LAV, I believe it's quicker than the Bradley and it just looks bad ass!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:23:42 PM EST
And proudly made in London Ontario CANADA!!!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:23:47 PM EST
Lincoln Navigator - or - the Hummer H2 [:D]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:28:10 PM EST
M1A2 Abrams
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:29:35 PM EST
[img]http://www.boners.com/content/381564.1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:34:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By xanadu: Lincoln Navigator - or - the Hummer H2 [:D]
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As long as your shtf escape was interstate! (odds=0%) Hahahahahaha!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:36:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:37:09 PM EST
I'm thinking Jeep (maybe Grand) Cherokee. "Go anywhere, do anything"
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:46:04 PM EST
Buy a CAMEL, Mohammed!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:49:52 PM EST
AV-8B Harrier II+ ...you said vehicle....
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:01:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 6:05:34 PM EST by DarkNite]
[img]http://www.snowcrest.net/fox/landmaster/pics/10.jpg[/img] [size=4][red]The "Damnation Alley" Landmaster of course![/red][/size=4] [size=6]or maybe...[/size=6] [img]http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/interceptor/images/InterceptorSide.jpg[/img] [size=4][red]The Last of the V-8 Interceptors![/red][/size=4]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:02:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 6:29:40 PM EST by Andreuha]
Originally Posted By Raptor1911: AV-8B Harrier II+ ...you said vehicle....
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I'd prefer an MI-17, with the 192x5.7mm rocket loadout. Atleast unlike in the harrier, I can transport alot of extra SHTF supplies in an MI-17, such as an H1, and plenty of fuel, ammo, and food. Edit: even cram the whole family inside
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:20:22 PM EST
Skateboard and a 6-pack.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:27:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 6:29:31 PM EST by Orlaam]
A 1970s Lincoln Town Car [img]http://www.bluemoongear.com/FeatureCars/JRs76LincolnTownCar2.jpg[/img] or Ford LTD [img]http://autohobbypage.com/show/01/all/all252.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:31:14 PM EST
I would love to have the LAV-25 if I could. For civvies, I think a 3/4 ton Suburban or pickup truck is the best choice, more interchangibility of parts.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:38:03 PM EST
[img]http://photos.equine.com/horsepics/566937.jpg[/img] The American Quarter Horse.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:38:17 PM EST
F150 4x4. If you need parts they're on every block.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:42:38 PM EST
A hearse.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:56:18 PM EST
A good pair of boots, 3 pair of sox, and some foot powder.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:57:35 PM EST
How about an armored recreational vehicle? I would have added a picture of the "Stripes" RV but I can't find one. Oh well. But seriously, a fullsize 3/4 or 1 ton ford/chevy longbed 4wd. Just to show you CAN take it all with you.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:42:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:47:45 PM EST
Bradley hands down. Why, because in there's a Guard unit 3 blocks away with them and I know how to operate them. De Oppresso Liber
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:52:33 PM EST
Dune buggies!! AB
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:53:11 PM EST
I second Treetop. And if possible mounted fuel containers. Just watched a old FLOOD movie (forgot what it was called, but a huge tidal wave was coming and it was a SHTF thing) and I would have wanted to be the guy on the bike.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 8:40:50 PM EST
My Tacoma!!!!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 8:42:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 8:44:02 PM EST by Johnphin]
Depending on situation, my list: - On-road/Off-road motorcycle - Jeep Wrangler - 4x4 F-150 - 32' Dobbertin Surface Orbiter [img]http://www.dobbertinhydrocar.com/DSO/ORBITER_AT_CHARLOTTE.jpg[/img] That last one's a joke. It doesn't look like it would do very well off-road.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 8:43:18 PM EST
Piper Super Cub, 150 HP, tundra tires.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 8:52:06 PM EST
Motorcycle (excluding HD-style 'crusier' bikes)... Faster than most cars, light, good on gas, and alot easier to self-repair...
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:00:51 PM EST
something 4x4
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:06:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By DarkNite: [size=6]or maybe...[/size=6] [url]http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/interceptor/images/InterceptorSide.jpg[/url] [size=4][red]The Last of the V-8 Interceptors![/red][/size=4]
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Looks like a 70's Trans Am, with a spoiler on the hatchback...
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:10:32 PM EST
Urban, I agree with the on/off road motorcycle. Light and fast is the way to escape. Rural, the horse is practical. But I'd hate to give up the comforts of a UAV.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:11:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By The_Emu: Piper Super Cub, 150 HP, tundra tires.
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Just make sure it runs on car gas... Planes are nice... Finding that high-octane specialty gas away from an airport is a PITA...
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:15:44 PM EST
Bicycle. You could comandeer whatever vehicle you may need with your AR.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 3:31:20 AM EST
Go with the horse - they are low maintenance, can go places no vehicle can go and when it stops working you can eat them!
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 4:11:26 AM EST
I saw an article on this subject a few years back, and first they mentioned what most people expect: military vehicles and offroad beasts. What you actually need at minuimum is a vehicle you are sure you're going to find parts for. If you're pulling tires off abandoned wrecks, you'll have trouble finding 38" super swampers. Same goes for a 1500hp turbine engine. Look at what is currently one of the most prolific cars or trucks on the road today. That's what you'll be scavenging parts from. Taurus' and Camrys are all over the place, and so are F-150's and Dodge trucks.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 4:41:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 4:42:53 AM EST by u-baddog]
[img]http://www.maximog.com/images/sublevel/trailer_mog.jpg[/img] Do you think playboy bunnies would like it. Its a Mercedes. I would need to repopulate the earth right.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 4:45:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 5:19:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dave_A:
Originally Posted By DarkNite: [size=6]or maybe...[/size=6] [url]http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/interceptor/images/InterceptorSide.jpg[/url] [size=4][red]The Last of the V-8 Interceptors![/red][/size=4]
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Looks like a 70's Trans Am, with a spoiler on the hatchback...
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The base car is actually a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop / Coupe. Information on how to build a replica of the Mad Max Interecptor can be found here. [url]http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/Replica/Black/index.html[/url] Don't forget to fill your car with cans of Dinki Di survival dog food. [:D] [img]http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/Replica/Black/images/DinkiDi/DogEating.JPG[/img] [b]ArmaLiter[/b]
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 5:22:14 AM EST
None of these survive EMP right? Maybe the horse. What about an SUV/truck with 2 mountain bikes on the back - if it gets too thick or the EMP wipes the electronics, no more gas, etc it sure beats hoofing it.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 5:25:29 AM EST
A dune buugy, covered in un-cured hides and corrugated tin sheets. Add a few spikes, skulls, and a harpoon, and you're ready for SHTF/TEOTWAWKI.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 5:30:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 5:46:08 AM EST
My son and I on our SHTF vehicles of choice: [img]http://www.okearthbike.com/RDR2003/Kids/kids11.jpg[/img] My SHTF vehicle: [img]http://www.okearthbike.com/OMBP/austin1.jpg[/img] I can fix everything on it, carry spare parts, and have room for my BOB on my BOB trailer: [img]http://www.bobtrailers.com/images/trailer/ibexmain.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 6:03:28 AM EST
early to mid 80's toyota pickup 4x4 those 22r engines never quit
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 6:04:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 6:39:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By ClayP: None of these survive EMP right? Maybe the horse. What about an SUV/truck with 2 mountain bikes on the back - if it gets too thick or the EMP wipes the electronics, no more gas, etc it sure beats hoofing it.
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This is why my personal SHTF vehicle is a 1991 GMC K2500 Suburban with a turbo'd 6.2 diesel. Yes, the engine does have some electronics on it, but they can be easily bypassed/replaced. The nice thing about an older diesel is that you can remove the batteries and the alternator and it will still run, the only electrical items are to shut the engine down (which can be done manually). All other electronics can be replaced after the EMP is gone with parts that were not in use during said EMP.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:21:20 AM EST
Treetop et al. are on the right track. I would suggest a Kawasaki KLR-650.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:27:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By Paul: A horse.
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You beat me to it Horses will be around long after cars will.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:43:32 AM EST
Vehicles with points are unaffected by EMP, electronic ignition is fried on the other hand. Hint keep a spare distributor. Best SHTF would be an 85-88 Toyota SR5 Pick up or 4Runner with 4wd, 5spd, solid front axle, 22r engine, 31-33" tires with a 1" lift, and EFI. Oh and an MP3 player, they don't skip. Better milage than the FJ series and almost as rugged. We are talkin civvie I'd assumed. Otherwise I'll just get my mechanic John, Jesse James, and an M1A2 and see what we can come up with.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:44:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 7:53:56 AM EST by The_Emu]
Originally Posted By Dave_A:
Originally Posted By The_Emu: Piper Super Cub, 150 HP, tundra tires.
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Just make sure it runs on car gas... Planes are nice... Finding that high-octane specialty gas away from an airport is a PITA...
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Edit to Add: Auto Gas STC. ususally involves a few new gaskets and some paper work. EMP will not affect the engines of small airplanes. ignition is done by duel magnetos. up to around 300 hp they have carburators. Fuel injection on bigger piston engines is mechanical, NOT EFI. Ben, The Emu
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:26:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 1:34:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 1:34:46 PM EST by RiffRandall]
Originally Posted By ArmaLiter:
Originally Posted By Dave_A:
Originally Posted By DarkNite: [size=6]or maybe...[/size=6] [url]http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/interceptor/images/InterceptorSide.jpg[/url] [size=4][red]The Last of the V-8 Interceptors![/red][/size=4]
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Looks like a 70's Trans Am, with a spoiler on the hatchback...
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The base car is actually a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop / Coupe. Information on how to build a replica of the Mad Max Interecptor can be found here. [url]http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/Replica/Black/index.html[/url] Don't forget to fill your car with cans of Dinki Di survival dog food. [:D] [url]http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/Replica/Black/images/DinkiDi/DogEating.JPG[/url] [b]ArmaLiter[/b]
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One problem though...the pic you posted was the V8 Interceptor in it's Mad Max form. It would be much better suited for SHTF/TEOTWAWKI in it's Road Warrior condition....extra fuel cells in trunk, additional 5gal jerry cans, extra mounted spare tires in back window, FU boobytrap explosive antitheft system, machete holdout stashed underneath..... I think a bike of some sort would probably be near the top of my list. Maybe one of those Russian Ural sidecar rigs with 2wd (bike & sidecar wheel have power). You probably could order it with a pintle mount for your RPD.... [img]http://digilander.libero.it/cuoccimix/URALGEARup-depliant.jpg[/img] [img]http://digilander.libero.it/cuoccimix/uralwar4.jpg[/img] [img]http://digilander.libero.it/cuoccimix/uralwar2.jpg[/img]
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