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A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

I'm not a vehicle person.

Are the vehicles of particular makes or models? Does it/should it matter?

They look pretty cool, anyway.

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Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2017 12:04 p.m. PST

It certainly would not mater to me. most vehicles used as technicals performances would not differ enough in performance to bother about in a game.

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A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

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Hey Bill, put another Dollar in the meter, my pictures won't load! evil grin

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Terrement Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

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gisbygeo16 Feb 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

Why don't you ask the guys at Spectre Miniatures?

haywire Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2017 1:27 p.m. PST

I think they are ambiguous to avoid IP infringement.

Von Trinkenessen16 Feb 2017 3:23 p.m. PST

I think they are generic like some of the cars you see in adverts.

Lion in the Stars16 Feb 2017 6:42 p.m. PST

Yeah, they're close enough to look like several different vehicles, but not close enough to trigger lawsuits.

Off-road-spec SUV looks like a mid-2000s Jeep Cherokee, the Technical Alfa looks like a late 1980s Nissan or Chevy Luv.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2017 2:30 a.m. PST

the top one i reckon is a misubishi suv, the bottom one is a 70 series toyota land crusier imho!

A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2017 3:16 a.m. PST

Wars will never cease…

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Technicals fill the niche of traditional light cavalry. Their major asset is speed and mobility, as well as their ability to strike from unexpected directions with automatic fire and light troop deployment.

Among irregular armies, often centered on the perceived strength and charisma of warlords, the prestige of technicals is strong. According to one article, "The Technical is the most significant symbol of power in southern Somalia. It is a small truck with large tripod machine guns mounted on the back. A warlord's power is measured by how many of these vehicles he has".
"United States Psyop in Somalia" by Herbert A. Friedman
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