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Yankee was a Human term used to describe citizens of the United States of America from states other than those which had previously been members of the Confederate States of America. (TOS episodes: "The Omega Glory", "Spectre of the Gun"; TOS novelization: The Last Gunfight)

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From Grand Theft Wiki

A Yankee in GTA III (Rear quarter view).

The Yankee is a large straight commercial truck that is featured in all of the GTA III era games (except for Grand Theft Auto Advance), Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.



First introduced in Grand Theft Auto III, the Yankee was predominantly designed to be one of the largest straight-trucks available in the games, with a boxed cargo compartment (which, by Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, would contain actual cargo). The Yankee's size and weight often contributes to its poor cornering, poor acceleration and poor hill-climbing abilities, but may achieve decent speed on a straightaway. The performance and appearances of the Yankee are also slightly different between renditions in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, and other GTA games it is featured in. For renditions in GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA Vice City Stories, GTA IV and GTA Chinatown Wars, the Yankee features an extended cargo hold that also results in poorer acceleration and steering. As with any two-door truck, the Yankee only has room for 2 occupants, including the driver.

The Yankee is generally useless due to its performance and susceptibility to rollovers on rough terrain and it has no special features, expect that it may be used as a moving "staircase". The player can jump on the hood, and then to the roof, and then to the container. This can be very useful to reach high places, like hidden packages and weapons, even Easter eggs.

The Yankee prior to GTA IV is loosely based on the Ford F700. The GTA IV rendition assumes the design of an 1980s International Harvester S-Series.

Ammu-Nation Yankee

An "Ammu-Nation" Yankee in GTA Chinatown Wars.

A variant of the Yankee in GTA Chinatown, also known simply as the "Yankee", bears an Ammu-Nation livery. The Ammu-Nation Yankee only begins appearing on the streets after "Pimp His Ride", when the player gains access to The truck is identifiable by its red, white and blue color, as well as a visible red star on the roof of the cargo compartment and Ammu-Nation's RPG-shaped logo on the sides. Performance is otherwise similar to a regular Yankee. Being a large truck, this variant of the Yankee cannot be resprayed or repaired; neither can the player save the truck in the garage under normal circumstances.

The Ammu-Nation Yankee typically contains a weapons cache for a specific weapon that can be acquired through the theft of the vehicle; however, the truck is locked as long as the driver is inside, so players must resort to damaging the truck until the driver exits. From this point on, players may acquire the truck and drive it to a secluded safehouse; killing the heavily (shotgun) armed and well armored driver is optional. Once at a safehouse, players will automatically exit the truck, and may weld open the cargo hold for their reward. The truck will remain locked thereafter.


  • The Yankee is the only vehicle that has been proven to work with a mission in GTA Liberty City Stories, where the player may obtain a Maverick without using any third party trainer programs. The mission requires the use of the "perfect handling" cheat to be activated, thus giving the truck a jumping capability. Using this the player can use the truck, make it jump on the building, and steal the helicopter.[1]
  • Like many industrial vehicles, the Yankee has a changing "skin", along with a random paint job. This means that the Yankee will have a random company logo printed on the side of the truck.
  • In GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, and GTA Vice City Stories, if the player breaks off the rear shutter, it is possible to see the contents of the truck. For example, a fish truck will be carrying crates of fish, a butcher truck will be carrying meat, etc. However, plain trucks tend to be empty.
  • The GTA IV rendition of the truck comes with an additional refrigeration unit mounted over the truck cab when the truck's cargo compartment bears the "Binco" company logo.
  • In The Lost and Damned the Prison Bus shares the front with Yankee.
  • The Yankee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • Yankee is also a basball term for a New York civilian. The Yankees are the baseball team of New York.



  • Parked at Portland Docks.

GTA Liberty City Stories

  • Parked at Portland Docks, near the car park.
  • Spawns regularly around Portland and Stauton Island.

GTA Vice City Stories

  • Parked among containers near Phil Cassidy's Shooting Range in Viceport.
  • Parked near the northernmost empire businesses(There are two empire buildings in the north. The one mentioned here is the one in the west near dirtbike tracks).

GTA San Andreas


  • On rare occasions, it may be seen driving around during the mission Bleed Out.
  • The player drives it in the mission Harbouring a Grudge for Patrick McReary, although after the mission the player cannot get it, but the player can drive it to there garage and kill Packie and it will be there
  • The Yankee does spawn just north east of the old bridge in Tinderbox Avenue. It is parked just behind the blue covered boxes in Tudor. (if you do go there and it does not spawn go a small distance away from that location and return back). Also, there is another location where it spawns, it is just around the same building next to a steel support structure. However, if you want obtain this vehicle in Hardtack Avenue through the long black thin gates, it is difficult because you will have to go around the wall but you run the risk of losing this Yankee due to camera glitches, the best way to obtain this vehicle you will need a helicopter to land beside it but don't get too close.

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GTA San Andreas variations


  1. Getting the Maverick -

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