My ‘Unstoppable’ Army Truck Destroys Anything In Its Path | RIDICULOUS RIDES

My ‘Unstoppable’ Army Truck Destroys Anything In Its Path | RIDICULOUS RIDES


TED YADLOWSKY: I’m the only person that can say I own a privately owned amphibious combat vehicle. TED YADLOWSKY: The building process on the vehicle started early on in 2000. The truck was manufactured by a company called General Purpose Vehicles. They made roughly about eleven vehicles and they were designed or intended for the military. I had some friends of mine who came to me and said, “Let’s essentially buy a armoured vehicle” and I said, “Well, let’s do it.” TED YADLOWSKY: I think it took them close to three years in construction. TED YADLOWSKY: Basic specs I believe the vehicle is about 25-26 feet long, it’s under 102 inches. It’s actually 101.8 inches wide, which makes it street legal. The motor is located in the center of the vehicle and that has a lot of other huge advantages such as reducing its infrared signature, allowing for more cooling from the air-conditioning system to cool it. It has the blinkers, it has the headlights, it has high-beams, it has extra fog lights. These things up here right now are bullet deflectors, so if you are taking any high impact round it’s going to shred the round as it hits. We have eight massive tyres and we have the ability to engage a diff lock which means all eight wheels are spinning at the same time. So when we go into mud, this thing drives like a tank. TED YADLOWSKY: Inside the vehicle, you can see its rather roomy, very spacious. There’s seating for ten in the rear and then we have additional seating of four or maybe possibly six in the front. If one’s tired, whatever, you change lanes, you go to another country and you drive on the other side of the road. You can actually literally just move everything over and now you’re driving on the other side. You can see the armour thickness, it’s pretty well protected and it’s actually a very fun vehicle to drive. TED YADLOWSKY: You know, it has another nickname called “The Unstoppable Force”. It will push through almost anything, it’s front end was designed to go through one foot thick concrete walls and blast right through them. TED YADLOWSKY: Today we have present a Chevy 3500 cargo van and we are definitely smashing through it. TED YADLOWSKY: Literally it can drive over telephone poles and you just, you don’t even spill your cup of coffee. TED YADLOWSKY: This thing is amphibious, it floats. We have pumps here, we have pumps in the APU compartment, pumps in the center and pumps in the engine compartment and pumps in the front. We can literally just drive it right in. We don’t have to do any prep. You need about twelve feet of water under it. TED YADLOWSKY: In hurricane Katrina, the vehicles actually were sent down there to assist. When it comes to driving it on the road and people’s reactions are always pretty much fascinated by this. We enjoy taking the vehicle to car shows and events. Let the public inside it, I mean it’s not everyday they get to go inside something that’s futuristic. DANIEL RUTT: Man I’ve seen a lot of trucks on the road but I’ve never seen one quite like this riding, it is pretty awesome. If I had a chance to own a truck like this, I’d definitely bring it to lot of parties, I’ll tell you that. I would love my wife drive it to work. I wouldn’t have to worry about getting in an accident, that’s for sure. TED YADLOWSKY: I have been the one who has taken charge of getting the vehicles in the movies, films, doing special events. Some of the movies the vehicles have been in have been, “Red Dawn”. It was recently in a Fox movie which I’m not yet allowed to disclose. I don’t like to discuss what we paid for it because there was other things that we had to do to the vehicle to ensure safety. As far as my friends, family, they thought it was a crazy purchase. I would love to acquire more of the vehicles but I’d like to also see the vehicles actually be rented more in the movie industry. We all agreed, we will never sell the vehicle.

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