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#2205226 - 12/25/10 04:14 PM New BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle
CrownVette Offline
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Registered: 03/31/08
Posts: 238
Loc: Sacramento, CA
We now have one in my neck of the woods

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm4bzV31k14

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_16936952

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The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office now owns a
BearCat. And no, it's not a pet.

It's a tactical armored vehicle, a cross between a
military tank and a Hummer, used by SWAT teams,
the Army and hostage negotiators, and good for
"just about anything," sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Rick
Sung said.

The sheriff's office has a refurbished armored
vehicle similar to the BearCat. But this vehicle, made
by Lenco, is the first of its kind that was purchased
through a federal Department of Homeland Security
grant called the Urban Area Security Initiative.

The purchase of this newest model of the BearCat,
the G3, was spearheaded by Assistant Sheriff Lindley
Zink, 56, who retires next week after 32 years on the
job. It cost $285,000.

In describing the vehicle to his peers, Zink wrote
that he was just "speechless" about the BearCat's
capabilities including the self-contained breathing a
pparatus system and the ability to detect
explosives and traces of radiation from inside the
vehicle.

The BearCat can also withstand bullets fired from 50 caliber weapons.

Sung estimated the vehicle would be used about a
dozen times a year.

In Santa Clara County, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San
Jose and Campbell all have BearCats or similar
equivalents, Sung said.

And while the new BearCat can be used by any law
enforcement agency, the vehicle's formal home will
be the Gilroy police station so that it can be readily
available for use in the southern part of the county.
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#2205466 - 12/26/10 10:08 AM Re: New BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle [Re: CrownVette]
jmlock Offline
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Registered: 08/14/04
Posts: 21582
Loc: Harris County, TX
Sweet. We ordered one earlier this year and are awaiting its arrival.

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#2205558 - 12/26/10 03:07 PM Re: New BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle [Re: jmlock]
CVPIDave Offline
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 13888
Loc: Sacramento-ish
I have no idea what kind of armored vehicle the Roseville PD SWAT team has.
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#2205625 - 12/26/10 05:49 PM Re: New BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle [Re: CVPIDave]
patrol530 Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 4813
Loc: Sunshine State

Exit the driver's seat cautiously, or bang your head on the ram plate just above the driver's door.

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#2205697 - 12/26/10 09:29 PM Re: New BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle [Re: patrol530]
leprechaunjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 235
Loc: Mobile, Alabama
that thing is sick
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#2205746 - 12/26/10 11:41 PM Re: New BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle [Re: CrownVette]
Jinx Offline
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 11721
Loc: Gold Bar, WA
 Quote:
[...] But this vehicle, made
by Lenco, is the first of its kind that was purchased
through a federal Department of Homeland Security
grant called the Urban Area Security Initiative.

Because the government has got to keep it's subjects under control.
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#2205756 - 12/27/10 12:21 AM Re: New BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle [Re: Jinx]
tackleberry Offline
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Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 7114
Loc: Las Vegas
that thing screams one thing....

INSTANT COMPLIANCE

it makes a crown vic look like a prius
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#2205972 - 12/27/10 06:16 PM Re: New BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle [Re: tackleberry]
smiller Offline
Member

Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 475
Loc: North central IN
Based on the 2010 Super Duty?
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#2205976 - 12/27/10 06:32 PM Re: New BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle [Re: Jinx]
The Royal Bengal Tiger Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 01/11/06
Posts: 1797
Loc: Home&Homesick. Funny, isn't it...
 Originally Posted By: Jinx
 Quote:
[...] But this vehicle, made
by Lenco, is the first of its kind that was purchased
through a federal Department of Homeland Security
grant called the Urban Area Security Initiative.

Because the government has got to keep it's subjects under control.


The 2-nd Amendment.
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