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Default Rare & Exotic Vehicles in T2K

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/is-...jet-1729052082

I'd never seen this thing. Has anyone ever encountered one in T2K? If I was running a Poland-based campaign, I'd do my darndest to squeeze one of these in there somewhere.



What other rare and highly unusual vehicles, winged, wheeled, rotored, and/or tracked might one stumble across in the T2KU?
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The Bluebird "complex".
Designed for search and recovery of cosmonauts, the main vehicle was amphibious with a road range of 900km. The main vehicle was the ZIL-4906 while a second vehicle, the ZIL 2906, was for the really difficult swamp/water terrain.
There were a few variations of the ZIL-4906: - personnel carrier, cargo carrier, vehicle carrier (for the ZIL 2906 and the Soyuz capsule), together they operated as the search & recovery group.

ZIL-4906 carrier for the ZIL-2906


ZIL-4906 personnel carrier


ZIL-4906 cargo carrier


Recovering the capsule


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIL-2906 the ZIL-2906
http://www.oldrussiancars.com/zil-4906-bluebird/
http://xn----7sbb5ahj4aiadq2m.xn--p1.../zil4906.shtml Russian language page
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/zi...ion-79250.html
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Old 09-06-2015, 11:28 PM
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How about the Hoverwing ... available in kit form ...



... seems to me like it could be quite useful in a post nuclear war situation.

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In Order

Mitsui AST-002 Screw Vehicle
BTM-3
Log Fowarder
MDK-2M
PTS Amphibious Cargo Vehicle
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Good finds, all. My player groups did encounter a PTS in the service of the Baron Czarny.
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https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...--Rooks-Gambit
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...ula-Sourcebook
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...nia-Sourcebook
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A Scud launcher.
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What's that thing on the back?
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What's that thing on the back?
Cruise missile launcher?
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If my memory serves me, that vehicle was a mobile ICBM launcher for the USAF so that they didn't have to have all their small ICBMs committed to silo launchers.
The thing on the back actually lifts up to allow it to travel like a conventional trailer.

Edit: after a quick check, it was for the Midgetman ICBM but it was never fielded

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That has got to be one of the ugliest vehicles I've ever laid eyes on!
Useful though I'm sure.
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No idea what this is, but it looks post nuke....

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It's from a super-hero parody film called Mystery Men. The movie-prop vehicle has a fictional name but I can't remember what it is.
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Holy crap where did they find that?

its called a Herkimer Battle Jitney

I loved that movie - funny as hell
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No idea what this is, but it looks post nuke....

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"Obviously," it's a Herkimer Battle Jitney.

Look here

Additional description: According to the script, the Herkimer Battle Jitney was “a heavily armored, windowless, soundproof, personnel carrier (designed by the Pentagon in the fifties to take congressmen on battlefield fact finding tours). Overgrown with weeds, home to an extended family of pigeons, its fighting days (if it ever had any) are over.” - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2....UZBo110f.dpuf

Dr. Heller: "Wait! You have a Herkimer Battle Jitney? That's the finest nonlethal military vehicle ever made!"

I'm almost as impressed by I found this out. I clicked on the picture, and got theh option to "search web for similar." And it worked.

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gotta love that name - "Herkimer Battle Jitney"
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milspec HDXC version of the common VW microbus:




Or, the prototype for what the Robinsons took with them on the Jupiter II

That's Heavy-Duty Cross-Country

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How about this, it the V8 Centaur Multi-Role Half-Track made by Land Rover
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Not too exotic, but a good excuse to reanimate this thread, I hope.

I reckon any surviving examples would have divested themselves of their line charges by mid-2000, but these could still serve in other capacities.

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My group recently captured a Black Volga. The PCs are uncertain whether to use it, strip it for parts, or set it on fire and roll it into a quarry.

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How about a Timberjack walking forestry tractor? They were developed by Plustech in Finland in the 1990s, and that company was bought by John Deere in 2000.
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How about a Timberjack walking forestry tractor? They were developed by Plustech in Finland in the 1990s, and that company was bought by John Deere in 2000.
Look, we're playing T2K, not BattleTech! /s

I remember seeing that in Popular Mechanics (Science?) way back when. At the time I thought it looked cool but couldn't understand the utility. Now I think it looks cool and understand the utility. It took a part time job driving a Bobcat many years ago on inclines/hills to understand why a walker would be super useful.
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My group recently captured a Black Volga. The PCs are uncertain whether to use it, strip it for parts, or set it on fire and roll it into a quarry.

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It was in a DC module, "Among the Dead".
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This big ol' armored track layer/CEV would be really handy for a campaign that involves base-building.

https://weaponsystems.net/system/306-BAT-2

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Check out this mashup of a 12-wheeled MAZ-547 and a Kolomna DM62 "Mashka" diesel-electric locomotive.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/39244/...rlanding-train

Although this strange beast was completed in 2002, there's no reason why it couldn't have been created earlier, in the T2k timeline(s). Apparently, one of its intended uses was as a mobile power station.

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And then there's this huge transporter.
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Only Russia would build a vehicle in 2002 that looks like it is from 1962 aesthetic-wise.
And we'll never know, if the design sketches were actually from 1962 or from 1992.
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I'd never heard of this thing before. Seems like it fits in the rare & exotic category. Check out the luxe interior!

https://www.twz.com/news-features/ul...ted-in-ukraine

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