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    Default The Gurkha is Here to Save You From the Apocalypse

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    According to Digital Trends, the Terradyne Gurkha RPV makes the “Hummer H1 look cuter than a Toyota Yaris,” and honestly, from the Gurkha’s exterior, we can’t argue with that. Like the original Hummer H1, the Gurkha is a civilian version of a military vehicle. It’s the ultimate go anywhere/flee from the zombie apocalypse type of vehicle.

    Terradyne builds these trucks off a Ford F-550 chassis, and similarities between the Gurkha and the stock Ford end right then and there. The truck is armored from top to bottom and is able to move its bulky body through whatever terrain and through whatever type of firepower you might come up against. According to the company, the Gurkha’s body can withstand hours of AK-47 fire, .50 caliber sniper fire, and is blast protected from small explosives, which definitely makes it more durable than your average F-550.

    The truck features a 6.7-liter V8 turbo diesel that makes 300 horsepower and 660 lb-ft of torque. It can fit up to 12 people, and has a fuel capacity of over 40 gallons, thus ensuring you have enough fuel to get you out of those sticky situations. The downside of such a vehicle? It weighs almost 10 tons and starts at $278,000. However, you do get the peace of mind that you can come up against any situation and laugh hysterically as you plow straight through it. I wonder how it would behave on Los Angeles’ 405 Freeway?

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    Default Re: The Gurkha is Here to Save You From the Apocalypse

    You know...I've been needing a new truck...
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    Default Re: The Gurkha is Here to Save You From the Apocalypse

    I want one.

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    How far do you figure a 40 gallon tank will take you? 100 miles? 120?
    I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country. VICTORY or DEATH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimmy View Post
    How far do you figure a 40 gallon tank will take you? 100 miles? 120?
    And who has $278K?

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    I'm not sure, but whoever has that money just got a new kid.


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    I really hope I find an owner in the middle of a moral dilemma while hoofing home with my GHB.


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    Default Re: The Gurkha is Here to Save You From the Apocalypse

    Quote Originally Posted by Flight Marine View Post
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    That was good. Did you see the 6x6 Merc afterwards? that may be the "sensible" alternative.
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