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Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian26 May 2011 8:57 p.m. PST

Actually, one of a new type of vehicle making appearances in Mexico's drug wars: link

In any case, we have a (mostly) practical example of what a post-apoc armored vehicle would look like.


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2011 9:21 p.m. PST

Very post-apocalyptic looking!!!

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infojunky26 May 2011 9:45 p.m. PST

Makes me feel almost guilty for what i am doing. Life imitating art and all….

Xintao26 May 2011 10:23 p.m. PST

Here's another: link

Pretty cool and scary.

Cheers, Xin

Major Mike27 May 2011 3:50 a.m. PST

The item on the front bumper looks more like a jack, like ones found on a gooseneck horse trailer, than the "man-ram" the article has labeled it as being.

Paul Hurst Inactive Member27 May 2011 4:32 a.m. PST

It wouldn't look out of place in a Mad Max movie.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian27 May 2011 6:35 a.m. PST

Actually, we've been here before:


Those "narco tanks" would have been right at home with the Anarchist militias fighting in the streets of Barcelona in 1936 (just add Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun)…evil grin

Leland R. Erickson

Stealth1000 Inactive Member27 May 2011 6:45 a.m. PST

I think when the zombies comes thses guys are more than ready to take over.

Mako11 Inactive Member27 May 2011 11:56 a.m. PST

Interesting, but doesn't look like it would be good for anything other than gaining entrance inside an enemy's building, or perimeter wall, or in breaking out of a police/army cordon, for just a short distance.

Looks like it might pop a tire at any moment, given how flat they are from all the weight of the armor.

Dragon Gunner27 May 2011 5:35 p.m. PST

It would make for a cool scenario when the drug lord fleeing for his life (ala Scarface) smahes down the garage door and attempts to make his exit through hordes of lightly armed police or federal agents.

Mako11 Inactive Member27 May 2011 6:24 p.m. PST

I'd like to be there to see the result, the first time they try to take a turn, at speed…..

clkeagle Inactive Member27 May 2011 8:44 p.m. PST

Yeah, I'm guessing there are reasons that this was found abandoned instead of in a shootout. Still disturbs me how far those monsters will go… not a good sign of things to come.


Goose666 Inactive Member29 May 2011 7:56 a.m. PST

If you look very closely at the one in the first artcile, you can see if has a truck hyrdaulic leg stabliser fitted the front and some specially shapped/designed type deflector/cutter/etc on the roof.. which to me seesm a bit odd, for just a plain old armoured car.

I have sneaky suspicion it was specifically built for a job of some kind. Maybe reversing through the border fence or something like that.

Grand Duke Natokina Inactive Member29 May 2011 10:17 a.m. PST

It is awfully like the Spanish Civil War armored cars, Leland. They always look like you and got together in your garage, and welded some boiler plates over my pickup truck.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian29 May 2011 11:03 a.m. PST

"It is awfully like the Spanish Civil War armored cars, Leland. They always look like you and got together in your garage, and welded some boiler plates over my pickup truck."

Do NOT let me get near your pickup, Your Honor:


All it takes if for me to figure out the whole welding thingee, and your pickup truck will never be the same…evil grin

Leland R. Erickson

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