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What the heck is this thing?

  1. Sep 4, 2014 #1
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    Could be a water canon.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2014 #3
    Could be, although it looks very little like the pictures on Wikipedia. I would imagine the man on top is there to do something...
    Maybe it's just a work truck on steroids.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2014 #4
    There's a thing on the left that looks like a nozzle. But it has no water tank.

    Maybe the top elevates so the guy can shout at crowds through a bullhorn.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2014 #5

    davenn

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    a well modified hummer
     
  7. Sep 4, 2014 #6

    StatGuy2000

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    This is just a guess on my part, but it looks to me like the picture shown is a police vehicle that has been retrofitted with an extendable ladder or some type of elevated platform, perhaps to allow for the officer to be able to reach a floor in a multistory building, similar to what currently exists on firetrucks.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2014 #7

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    Well done guys, thanks!
     
  10. Sep 4, 2014 #9
    So were you thinking about buying one?
     
  11. Sep 4, 2014 #10

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    Ha ! Nice catch Borg. I suspect most of us have never seen one of those.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2014 #11
    I would totally drive that to get my kids from school.

    I found it in an article about police acquiring military gear (post Ferguson), it is funny this particular piece of hardware has nothing to do with that program.

    Right?!? How did he get that?
     
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  13. Sep 5, 2014 #12

    Borg

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    You can find anything with Google. Plus, it says Lenco and Police on the front.

    Thanks. I haven't seen one before either - I prefer not to be on the receiving end of things like that. :tongue:
     
  14. Sep 5, 2014 #13
    Is that the first mention of Ferguson on this site? We may have won that contest.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2014 #14
    How did I miss that?! At times it seems like I suffer from a proportional relationship between studying in school and a loss of basic common sense...

    Either way good catch!
     
  16. Sep 5, 2014 #15

    phinds

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    Hell, I could barely even SEE it !

    The borg are a collective being and have more eyeballs than we do :smile:
     
  17. Sep 5, 2014 #16

    Borg

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    :rofl: No, we just open the image in a new window, select Ctrl, and scroll the center mouse wheel.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2014 #17

    phinds

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    Hey, that's cheating!

    Still too fuzzy for my old eyes though.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2014 #18
    What I don't follow is how you got from Lenco to the separate company that makes the ramps, Patriot 3.
     
  20. Sep 5, 2014 #19

    Borg

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    Lots of training in the Where's that Landmark thread. :biggrin:

    I searched Google images for a "Lenco Bearcat" based on a search of the Lenco logo. The image that looked the most like the OP's image was one that led me to the company's page.
     
  21. Sep 5, 2014 #20

    phinds

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    The borg have WAY too much spare time on their hands. :smile:
     
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