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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

The Grand Theft Auto III rendition of the Flatbed (Rear quarter view).

The Flatbed is a commonly recurring heavy truck first introduced in Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969. The second incarnation of the vehicle, debuting in Grand Theft Auto III, would go on to repeatedly appear in following titles.

The following is a list of games that the Flatbed has appeared in:

  • Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Contents

Overview

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Design

GTA London

A Flatbed in GTA London 1969.

In its debut appearance in Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969, the Flatbed is depicted as a vehicle more alike those seen in 1960s Britain: An unspecified two-door, four-wheel cab-over lorry with a flat cab (consistently appearing green). Despite its appearance, the Flatbed weighs about the same as normal cars, suggesting that it is a light lorry similar to the Sweets Van. Despite this, it has twice the value of the Sweets Van, earning the player a base payment of £800 when it is exported in mint condition.

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Flatbed's appearance, a large, six wheel standard cab truck, was similar to the Barracks OL military vehicle; In GTA III, the Flatbed was simply a Barracks OL without the latter's bed accessories. Throughout the series, the Flatbed's appearance changes very little, with the addition of loads of various cargo in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, as well as changes to the detailing - mainly the cab (in its first appearance, the cab had no roof - a roof was added in GTA Vice City). The Flatbed in these games appears to be loosely based on the M939 "5-ton" truck, the only exception being the GTA Liberty City Stories version, which has a cab somewhat similar to the Linerunner. The Liberty City Stories version is only seen loaded with three planks of wood resting against some covered crates.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

The Flatbed in GTA IV was completely redesigned, and is essentially modeled on the Peterbilt 379; its appearance is thus very similar to the Phantom, a truck also based on a Peterbilt design. The Flatbed is built by MTL. Like other trucks, it can be found in the industrial areas of Bohan, either unloaded, or carrying, variously, a shipping container, or a crane attachment.

The Flatbed in GTA Chinatown Wars is given a more generic appearance, and is consistently depicted as a flatbed truck.

Performance

GTA London

Due to its design, the Flatbed in GTA London 1969 is one of the better handling lorries in the game, albeit slightly inferior to the Sweets Van, with average speed, and slightly below average acceleration and handling.

GTA III — GTA Chinatown Wars

From GTA III onwards, the Flatbed is slow to accelerate and hard to maneuver in tight spaces; once it gets going, however, its top speed is decent. The Flatbed is resilient, allowing it to easily ram other vehicles aside, however it is outclassed in this by the Fire Truck and the Barracks OL.

Prominent appearances

Although it is frequently seen on the roads, the Flatbed has not been prominently featured in missions. The only notable use of the Flatbed is during the GTA IV mission "Rigged to Blow", where a Flatbed rigged with explosives is used to blow up a garage.

Trivia

Locations

GTA Vice City
  • Parked southwest of Pay n' Spray in Viceport.
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA San Andreas
GTA IV
The Ballad of Gay Tony
  • The target of a vehicle base jump will always be a Flatbed.

See also


This article uses material from the "Flatbed" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

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The title of this article is conjectural.

Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture.

Flatbeds were military gunships used by the Galactic Republic near the end of the New Sith Wars. They were armored repulsorcraft with a flatbed rear. The rear had a wall high enough to protect the occupants, who could duck behind them when reloading.

During the Battle of Phaseera, the Gloom Walkers attacked a Republic fortification equipped with three flatbeds.

Appearances

  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

This article uses material from the "Flatbed" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Flatbed is a Mini-Con from the Classics portion of the Generation One continuity family.
You can't see me!


This character has no official visual representation whatsoever — yet, at least.

Flatbed is a member of the Heavy Hauler Team.

Fiction

Marvel Comics continuity

Classics

Along with the rest of the Heavy Hauler Team, Flatbed accompanied Modus Prime, Broadside, and the Urban Renewal Team to Altihex's abandoned energon refinery. There, they were attacked by what appeared to be a deranged Autobot - in actuality, however, it was a cobbled-together killing machine remotely controlled by Broadside. In the ensuing chaos, Flatbed was killed. The New World



This article uses material from the "Flatbed" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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