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    Default Project Responder - Ultimate POV

    OK, this is probably a repost, but I did a quick search and couldn't find it.

    Anybody seen this site, or this truck? Apparently it travels to fire trade shows a lot. Somebody has a lot of time on thier hands.

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    I think there are a few particular words you could use to describe this truck, but this guy sure did put some effort into this one.

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    R-e-d-n-e-c-k

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    Probably should change the website to ultimatewhackermobile.com And yes the domain name is AVAILABLE!
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    It's a repost. There was a pretty good thread about it in the Junior FF section here...
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    Looks like someone's POV that I saw up in Louisville,Ky last fall for Jefferson County Fire School.His was red,though.

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    I think that qualifies for the whacker of the year award. Its saving grace is the model, nice.

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    *snort*

    Sponsored by the small _________ society!

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    Anyone else notice the "motion blur" with nobody behind the wheel? Next photo in this series shows the truck in a better position, wrapped around a pole w/ nobody inside of it. Can anyone say extrication practice?
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    In addition we are currently working to incorporate Project Responder into the Homeland Security and Domestic Preparedness infrastructure.


    Anybody else ready that!?

    and this gem.....

    Our show schedule is online so you can find out whree you can see Project Responder
    guess spell check jus doont work fo dem readnecks.......
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    While I think it is a great exercise in corporate sponsorship, I fail to see what the realistic purpose of this thing is. They have been building that thing for at least the last 6 years and for 6 years, I haven't been able to figure out why.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Hell...give me the money and I could pull that off! Actually, I could probably do even better! lol

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    Thumbs down

    It kinda looks like my chiefs truck :/

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    Sorry, I just dont see why someone would sink all that money, time and effort into a vehicle like this.

    I bet you it will be up for sale within 2-3 years.

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    Who will buy that piece of junk?

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    You know the saying- "Theres a sucker born every 16th birthday."

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    Talking I'll Take It...............

    A Black over Yellow paint job, slide in a 200 gal tank/pump, and I'll use it as a brush truck. Of course, the Q will have to go, need room for the winch, and the powercall will handle the traffic.
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    I've seen that piece of ridiculousness, and I thought then, as I do now, "That thing would look great in the crosshairs of a grenade launcher."

    'nuff said.

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    Default Brabus 6.1 Urban Tactical Vehicle

    THIS is what I would consider for my responder vehicle.

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    “We built him the Brabus 6.1 Urban Tactical Vehicle, an armored urban tactical luxury sedan,” Beaty said of the specially commissioned project based on a 2002 S-Class. The UTV, explained Beaty, is “designed for individuals who demand luxury transportation that not only offers comfort and enhanced performance, but also integrates tactical features that provide defensive, evasive and preemptive danger-containment subsystems for unexpected emergencies such as attempted armed carjacking, high-speed chases, random violence, natural disasters, surveillance and counter-surveillance.”
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    Blacked-out exterior lighting and a Raytheon night-vision system with front and rear-mounted cameras provide the capability of driving in stealth mode. A high-intensity flashing strobe light perched in the rear window discourages pursuers. More aggressive means of pursuit discouragement are the oil slick and smoke screen dispensers poking out below the rear bumper.

    Pace car-style red, white and blue flashing strobe lights and a traffic-light preemption system contribute to safe getaways assisted by a PA system and sirens. Propulsion comes from a 6.1-liter, 426-hp Brabus V8. Braking and suspension upgrades are also from the Brabus catalog, as are Brabus 9.5x18-inch five-spoke wheels with 245/75ZR run-flat tires.

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    Of course there are the usual Brabus luxury interior upgrades, plus a 500-watt Nakamichi 6.5 sound system with DVD/TV/satellite radio.

    Despite all the extras, the UTV is fun to drive, sporting better-than-average luxury-sedan handling and snappy acceleration accompanied by a throaty warble from the quad exhaust outlets. Other than that, it appears pretty benign until you fiddle with the toggle switches hidden in the center console.

    If you can survive the $325,000 sticker price, the Brabus UTV should handle the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWard
    THIS is what I would consider for my responder vehicle.

    http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dl...9/Introduction
    Survival of the Fittest: A high-performance luxury car you can bond with
    By PATRICK C. PATERNIE
    AutoWeek | Published 04/07/06, 11:30 am et

    ...
    “We built him the Brabus 6.1 Urban Tactical Vehicle, an armored urban tactical luxury sedan,” Beaty said of the specially commissioned project based on a 2002 S-Class. The UTV, explained Beaty, is “designed for individuals who demand luxury transportation that not only offers comfort and enhanced performance, but also integrates tactical features that provide defensive, evasive and preemptive danger-containment subsystems for unexpected emergencies such as attempted armed carjacking, high-speed chases, random violence, natural disasters, surveillance and counter-surveillance.”
    ...

    Blacked-out exterior lighting and a Raytheon night-vision system with front and rear-mounted cameras provide the capability of driving in stealth mode. A high-intensity flashing strobe light perched in the rear window discourages pursuers. More aggressive means of pursuit discouragement are the oil slick and smoke screen dispensers poking out below the rear bumper.

    Pace car-style red, white and blue flashing strobe lights and a traffic-light preemption system contribute to safe getaways assisted by a PA system and sirens. Propulsion comes from a 6.1-liter, 426-hp Brabus V8. Braking and suspension upgrades are also from the Brabus catalog, as are Brabus 9.5x18-inch five-spoke wheels with 245/75ZR run-flat tires.

    ...

    Of course there are the usual Brabus luxury interior upgrades, plus a 500-watt Nakamichi 6.5 sound system with DVD/TV/satellite radio.

    Despite all the extras, the UTV is fun to drive, sporting better-than-average luxury-sedan handling and snappy acceleration accompanied by a throaty warble from the quad exhaust outlets. Other than that, it appears pretty benign until you fiddle with the toggle switches hidden in the center console.

    If you can survive the $325,000 sticker price, the Brabus UTV should handle the rest.
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    Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Brabus UTV Benz


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    *Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Brabus ITV Benz
    for all whackermobiles in the world, I must make amends
    I worked hard all my lifetime for the community and frienmds
    Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Brabus UTV Benz


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    I actually sang that in my head while I read it....D'oh
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