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| name = Yankee
 
| name = Yankee
| front_image = Yankee.jpg
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| front_image = Yankee-GTA4-front.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
 
| caption = A Yankee in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
 
| caption = A Yankee in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
| manufacturer = [[Vapid]] (GTA IV)
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| rear_image = Yankee-GTA4-rear.jpg
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| manufacturer = [[Vapid]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
 
| vehicle_type = Commercial/Industrial vehicle
 
| vehicle_type = Commercial/Industrial vehicle
| body_style = Box truck/Flatbed truck (TLAD)
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| body_style = Box truck/Flatbed truck <small>([[The Lost and Damned|TLAD]])</small>
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]''
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| related = [[Scrap Truck]]<br>[[Large Tow Truck]]<br>[[Benson]]<br>[[Prison Bus]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
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]] [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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The [[Vapid]] '''Yankee''' is a large straight commercial truck that is featured in:
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]''
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''
   
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
First introduced in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], the Yankee was predominantly designed to be one of the largest [[File:Yankee_badges.png|thumb]]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 (112 mph.) The performance and appearances of the Yankee are also slightly different between renditions in GTA III and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]], and other GTA games it is featured in. For renditions in GTA Vice City, [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|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 in GTA IV is manufactured by [[Vapid]]
 
First introduced in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], the Yankee was predominantly designed to be one of the largest [[File:Yankee_badges.png|thumb]]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 (112 mph.) The performance and appearances of the Yankee are also slightly different between renditions in GTA III and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]], and other GTA games it is featured in. For renditions in GTA Vice City, [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|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 in GTA IV is manufactured by [[Vapid]]
   
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.
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The Yankee is generally useless due to its performance and susceptibility to rollovers on rough terrain and it has no special features, except 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 [http://www.tinyurl.com/FordF700 Ford F700]. The GTA IV rendition assumes the design of an [[wp:International Harvester S-Series|1980's International Harvester S-Series]]/[[wp:GMC Topkick|1980's GMC Topkick]].
 
The Yankee prior to GTA IV is loosely based on the [http://www.tinyurl.com/FordF700 Ford F700]. The GTA IV rendition assumes the design of an [[wp:International Harvester S-Series|1980's International Harvester S-Series]]/[[wp:GMC Topkick|1980's GMC Topkick]].
   
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==Gallery==
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
 
Yankee-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Yankee-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Yankee-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Yankee-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Yankee-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Yankee-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Yankee-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Yankee-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Yankee-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Yankee-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Yankee-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Yankee-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Yankee-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars.
 
Yankee-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars.
YANKEE.jpg|GTA IV
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
 
   
 
== Variants ==
 
== Variants ==
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In Single player in GTA IV, the Yankee comes in seven variants. The plain Yankee is by far the least common. The other six variants differ only by the logos on the sides. They are [[Sprunk]], [[Liberty State Delivery]], [[Redwood Cigarettes]], [[ECola]], [[Pisswasser]], and [[Binco]]. The ECola, Pisswasser, and Binco variants all have a cooling apparatus above the cab, while the Sprunk variant, interestingly enough, does not. The Sprunk variant also appears to be worn down.
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===Open bed Yankee===
 
===Open bed Yankee===
 
[[Image:Yankee-TLAD-openbed-front.jpg|thumb|275px|left|The open bed Yankee during "[[Liberty City Choppers (mission)|Liberty City Choppers]]" in The Lost and Damned (<small>[[:Image:Yankee-TLAD-openbed-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).]]
 
[[Image:Yankee-TLAD-openbed-front.jpg|thumb|275px|left|The open bed Yankee during "[[Liberty City Choppers (mission)|Liberty City Choppers]]" in The Lost and Damned (<small>[[:Image:Yankee-TLAD-openbed-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).]]
   
In [[The Lost and Damned]], an open bed Yankee, the only one of its kind in the series, is featured. While its chassis and cab design is still derived from the GTA IV Yankee's design, the open bed Yankee is also distinguishable by it weathered design (complete with dents and rough bodywork), and comes in only one color scheme (gray with white stripes). The open bed Yankee is also considerably more nimble and faster given its lighter build.
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In [[The Lost and Damned]], an open bed Yankee, the only one of its kind in the series, is featured. While its chassis and cab design is still derived from the [[GTA IV]] Yankee's design, the open bed Yankee is also distinguishable by it weathered design (complete with dents and rough bodywork), and comes in only one color scheme (gray with white stripes). The open bed Yankee is also considerably more nimble and faster given its lighter build.
   
 
In single player mode, the open bed Yankee is only featured during "[[Liberty City Choppers (mission)|Liberty City Choppers]]" as a transport for a load of motorcycles. Upon completion of the mission, the player loses the truck; the player is thus required to intentionally fail the mission by killing the accompanying [[Jim Fitzgerald]] or killing themselves after parking the truck at a safehouse parking lot. If this trick is performed while the truck is full of bikes they will remain in it, however they won't be interactive.
 
In single player mode, the open bed Yankee is only featured during "[[Liberty City Choppers (mission)|Liberty City Choppers]]" as a transport for a load of motorcycles. Upon completion of the mission, the player loses the truck; the player is thus required to intentionally fail the mission by killing the accompanying [[Jim Fitzgerald]] or killing themselves after parking the truck at a safehouse parking lot. If this trick is performed while the truck is full of bikes they will remain in it, however they won't be interactive.
   
In [[Multiplayer in The Lost and Damned|multiplayer]], the open bed Yankee is available in the [[Club Business]], during which it is used to transport two [[Nightblade]]s around the city, and is instructed to be stolen.
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In [[Multiplayer in The Lost and Damned|multiplayer]], the open bed Yankee is available in the [[Club Business]], during which it is used to transport two [[Nightblade]]s around the [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|city]], and is instructed to be stolen.
   
 
=== Ammu-Nation Yankee ===
 
=== Ammu-Nation Yankee ===
[[Image:Yankee-GTACW-AmmuNation.png|thumb|180px|right|An "Ammu-Nation" Yankee in GTA Chinatown Wars.]]
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[[Image:Yankee-GTACW-AmmuNation.png|thumb|180px|right|An Ammu-Nation Yankee in GTA Chinatown Wars.]]
   
A variant of the Yankee in GTA Chinatown Wars, 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 [[AmmuNation.net]]. The truck is identifiable by its red, white and blue color, as well as a visible blue star on the roof of the cargo compartment and Ammu-Nation's rocket-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.
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A variant of the Yankee in GTA Chinatown Wars, 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 [[AmmuNation.net]]. The truck is identifiable by its red, white and blue color, as well as a visible blue star on the roof of the cargo compartment and [[Ammu-Nation|Ammu-Nation's]] rocket-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 [[Safehouses in GTA Chinatown Wars|safehouse]]; killing the 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.
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The [[Ammu-Nation]] Yankee typically contains a [[Weapons|weapon]]'s 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 [[Safehouses in GTA Chinatown Wars|safehouse]]; killing the [[Shotgun|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.
   
It is one of the three cars seen in 3D in GTA:Chinatown Wars along the [[Admiral]] and the [[Enforcer]]. Its license plate is ''AMMU N4T.''
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It is one of the three cars seen in 3D in [[GTA Chinatown Wars|GTA:Chinatown Wars]] along the [[Admiral]] and the [[Enforcer]]. Its license plate is ''AMMU N4T.''
   
==Trivia==
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==Locations==
* The Yankee is the only vehicle that has been proven to work with [[False Idols|a mission]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]], where the player may obtain a [[Maverick]] without using any third party trainer programs. The mission [[File:Yankee_sign_4.png|thumb|Graffiti tags.]]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.<ref>[http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=263932 Getting the Maverick - GTAForums.com]</ref>
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===GTA III===
* 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.
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*Parked at [[Portland Docks]].
* 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 [[File:Yankee_sign_1.png|thumb|Graffiti tags.]]of fish, a butcher truck will be carrying meat, etc. However, plain trucks tend to be empty.
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*Spawns normally around [[Saint Mark's]] in [[Portland]]
* The GTA IV rendition of the truck sometimes comes with an additional refrigeration unit mounted over the truck cab.
 
* The Yankee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
** [[K-Rose]] in GTA San Andreas.[[File:Yankee_signs.png|thumb|Company liveries: Piswasser, ECola, Binco, Redwood Cigarettes, Sprunk (badly damaged), Liberty State Delivery.]]
 
** [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]] or [[Tuff Gong Radio]] in GTA IV.
 
** [[RamJam FM]] in Episodes From Liberty City, but [[Liberty Rock Radio 97.8]] for the open bed Yankee in The Lost and Damned.
 
* The Yankee lacks reverse lights in GTA IV.
 
* The Yankee has appeared in other [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar]] games: a white Yankee with a dirty blue cargo hold can be found parked in an industrial yard in [[Bully]], while [[w:c:manhunt:Yankee|Yankees]] appear in both [[Manhunt]] and [[Manhunt 2]]. In all of these appearances, however, it is non-interactive.
 
* Yankee is a slang term for an American.
 
* The Truck could be named after the professional baseball team, the [[wp:New York Yankees|New York Yankees]].
 
* In GTA III, the Yankee is wanted for [[Import/Export]].
 
* The GTA IV version of the Yankee has a glitch, when you get it when its freshly spawned it may be pretty fast but when you "heal" it at a [[Pay 'n' Spray]] (or use the heal pack on [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|Multiplayer]]), for some strange reason it makes it much slower. (does not include the flatbed Yankee)
 
* The GTA San Andreas version appears to have the wrong engine sound which is probably intended for the [[Benson]].
 
* The Yankee is shown in GTAV trailer 2 and the design is carried over from IV.
 
 
== Locations ==
 
==='''GTA III'''===
 
*Parked at Portland Docks.
 
*Spawns normally around Saint Mark's in Portland
 
   
==='''GTA Vice City'''===
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===GTA Vice City===
*Common in [[Viceport]] and [[Escobar International Airport]].
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*Common in [[Viceport]] and [[Escobar International Airport]].
   
==='''GTA San Andreas'''===
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===GTA San Andreas===
*Usually spotted around the industrial areas of [[Los Santos]].
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*Usually spotted around the industrial areas of [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
*Found Drving around the [[LVA Freight Depot]], [[Las Venturas]].
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*Found driving around the [[LVA Freight Depot]], [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]].
   
==='''GTA Liberty City Stories'''===
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===GTA Liberty City Stories===
*Parked at Portland Docks, near the car park.
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*Parked at [[Portland Docks]], near the car park.
*Spawns regularly around Portland and Staunton Island.
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*Spawns regularly around Portland and [[Staunton Island]].
   
==='''GTA Vice City Stories'''===
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===GTA Vice City Stories===
*Parked among containers near [[Phil Cassidy]]'s Shooting Range in [[Viceport]].
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*Parked among containers near [[Phil's Depot|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).
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*Parked near the northernmost [[Empire sites|empire businesses]] (There are two empire buildings in the north. The one mentioned here is the one in the west near dirt-bike tracks).
 
*Usually spawns around Viceport.
 
*Usually spawns around Viceport.
   
==='''GTA IV'''===
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
* The player drives one during the mission [[Harbouring a Grudge]] for [[Patrick McReary]], although the player can park it at a safehouse, kill Packie, and redo the mission.
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* The player drives one during the mission [[Harbouring a Grudge]] for [[Patrick McReary]], although the player can park it at a safehouse, kill [[Packie]], and redo the mission.
 
* Spawned in scripted traffic during the missions "[[Bleed Out]]", "[[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]", and "[[If the Price is Right]]". However, taking one will likely cause mission failure.
 
* Spawned in scripted traffic during the missions "[[Bleed Out]]", "[[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]", and "[[If the Price is Right]]". However, taking one will likely cause mission failure.
* It rarely can be found in commercial/industrial areas such as [[BOABO]], ([[Broker]]), [[Cerveza Heights]] ([[Dukes]]), and [[Northwood]] ([[Algonquin]]), [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]].
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* It rarely can be found in commercial/industrial areas such as [[BOABO]], ([[Broker]]), [[Cerveza Heights]] ([[Dukes]]), and [[Northwood]] ([[Algonquin]]), [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]].
* Spawns in an industrial yard north on Tinderbox Avenue in [[Tudor]], [[Alderney]]; near [[Honkers]]. It is parked just behind the blue covered boxes in (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.
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* Spawns in an industrial yard north on [[Tinderbox Ave]]nue in [[Tudor]], [[Alderney]]; near [[Honkers]]. It is parked just behind the blue covered boxes in (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.
   
==='''Grand Theft Auto V'''===
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== Trivia ==
* '''TBA'''
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===General===
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* The Yankee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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* [[K-Rose]] in GTA San Andreas.
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* [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]] or [[Tuff Gong Radio]] in GTA IV.
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* [[RamJam FM]] in Episodes From Liberty City, but [[Liberty Rock Radio 97.8]] for the open bed Yankee in The Lost and Damned.
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* The Yankee has appeared in other [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar]] games: a white Yankee with a dirty blue cargo hold can be found parked in an industrial yard in [[Bully]], while [[w:c:manhunt:Yankee|Yankees appear]] in both [[Manhunt]] and [[Manhunt 2]]. In all of these appearances, however, it is non-interactive.
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* Yankee is a slang term for an American.
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* The Truck could be named after the professional baseball team, the [[wikipedia:New York Yankees|New York Yankees]].
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* 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.
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* 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.
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===GTA III===
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* In GTA III, the Yankee is wanted for [[Import/Export]].
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=== GTA Liberty City Stories===
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* The Yankee is the only vehicle that has been proven to work with [[False Idols|a mission]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|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.<ref>[[Redwood Cigarettes|Getting the Maverick - GTAForums.com]]</ref>
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=== GTA San Andreas===
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* The GTA San Andreas version appears to have the wrong engine sound which is probably intended for the [[Benson]], and thus sounds like a smaller truck.
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=== GTA IV===
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* The [[GTA IV]] rendition of the truck sometimes comes with an additional refrigeration unit mounted over the truck cab.
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* The Yankee lacks reverse lights in [[GTA IV]].
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* The GTA IV version of the Yankee has a glitch, when you get it when it's freshly spawned, it may be pretty fast, but when you repair it at a [[Pay 'n' Spray]] (or use the heal pack on [[Multiplayer in_GTA_IV|Multiplayer]]), for some strange reason it makes it much slower. (does not include the flatbed Yankee)
   
 
== Additional images ==
 
== Additional images ==
 
;GTA San Andreas variations
 
;GTA San Andreas variations
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Image:Yankee-GTASA-RSHaul-front.jpg|[[RS Haul]]
 
Image:Yankee-GTASA-RSHaul-front.jpg|[[RS Haul]]
Image:yankee1.jpg|Star Balls Demolition
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Image:yankee1.jpg|[[Star Balls Demolition]]
 
Image:Yankee-GTASA-FlowerPowerEnergryCo.-front.jpg|Flower Power Energy Company
 
Image:Yankee-GTASA-FlowerPowerEnergryCo.-front.jpg|Flower Power Energy Company
 
Image:Yankee-GTASA-BigGasCompany-front.jpg|[[Big Gas Company]]
 
Image:Yankee-GTASA-BigGasCompany-front.jpg|[[Big Gas Company]]
 
</gallery>
 
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;GTA IV variations
 
;GTA IV variations
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Binco Yankee.jpg|Binco Yankee
 
Binco Yankee.jpg|Binco Yankee
 
E-Cola Yankee.png|E-Cola Yankee
 
E-Cola Yankee.png|E-Cola Yankee
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Redwood Yankee.jpg|Redwood Yankee
 
Redwood Yankee.jpg|Redwood Yankee
 
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==Reference==
 
==Reference==
 
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Yankee
Yankee-GTA4-front
A Yankee in GTA IV
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle type Commercial/Industrial vehicle
Body style Box truck/Flatbed truck (TLAD)
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
Manufacturer Vapid (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Scrap Truck
Large Tow Truck
Benson
Prison Bus


The Vapid Yankee is a large straight commercial truck that is featured in:

Description Edit

First introduced in Grand Theft Auto III, the Yankee was predominantly designed to be one of the largest
Yankee badges
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 (112 mph.) 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 in GTA IV is manufactured by Vapid

The Yankee is generally useless due to its performance and susceptibility to rollovers on rough terrain and it has no special features, except 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 1980's International Harvester S-Series/1980's GMC Topkick.

GalleryEdit

Variants Edit

In Single player in GTA IV, the Yankee comes in seven variants. The plain Yankee is by far the least common. The other six variants differ only by the logos on the sides. They are Sprunk, Liberty State Delivery, Redwood Cigarettes, ECola, Pisswasser, and Binco. The ECola, Pisswasser, and Binco variants all have a cooling apparatus above the cab, while the Sprunk variant, interestingly enough, does not. The Sprunk variant also appears to be worn down.

Open bed YankeeEdit

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The open bed Yankee during "Liberty City Choppers" in The Lost and Damned (Rear quarter view).

In The Lost and Damned, an open bed Yankee, the only one of its kind in the series, is featured. While its chassis and cab design is still derived from the GTA IV Yankee's design, the open bed Yankee is also distinguishable by it weathered design (complete with dents and rough bodywork), and comes in only one color scheme (gray with white stripes). The open bed Yankee is also considerably more nimble and faster given its lighter build.

In single player mode, the open bed Yankee is only featured during "Liberty City Choppers" as a transport for a load of motorcycles. Upon completion of the mission, the player loses the truck; the player is thus required to intentionally fail the mission by killing the accompanying Jim Fitzgerald or killing themselves after parking the truck at a safehouse parking lot. If this trick is performed while the truck is full of bikes they will remain in it, however they won't be interactive.

In multiplayer, the open bed Yankee is available in the Club Business, during which it is used to transport two Nightblades around the city, and is instructed to be stolen.

Ammu-Nation Yankee Edit

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An Ammu-Nation Yankee in GTA Chinatown Wars.

A variant of the Yankee in GTA Chinatown Wars, 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 AmmuNation.net. The truck is identifiable by its red, white and blue color, as well as a visible blue star on the roof of the cargo compartment and Ammu-Nation's rocket-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 weapon's 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 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.

It is one of the three cars seen in 3D in GTA:Chinatown Wars along the Admiral and the Enforcer. Its license plate is AMMU N4T.

LocationsEdit

GTA IIIEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

Trivia Edit

GeneralEdit

  • The Yankee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • K-Rose in GTA San Andreas.
  • Massive B Soundsystem 96.9 or Tuff Gong Radio in GTA IV.
  • RamJam FM in Episodes From Liberty City, but Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 for the open bed Yankee in The Lost and Damned.
  • The Yankee has appeared in other Rockstar games: a white Yankee with a dirty blue cargo hold can be found parked in an industrial yard in Bully, while Yankees appear in both Manhunt and Manhunt 2. In all of these appearances, however, it is non-interactive.
  • Yankee is a slang term for an American.
  • The Truck could be named after the professional baseball team, the New York Yankees.
  • 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 CityGTA 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.

GTA IIIEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

  • 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]

GTA San AndreasEdit

  • The GTA San Andreas version appears to have the wrong engine sound which is probably intended for the Benson, and thus sounds like a smaller truck.

GTA IVEdit

  • The GTA IV rendition of the truck sometimes comes with an additional refrigeration unit mounted over the truck cab.
  • The Yankee lacks reverse lights in GTA IV.
  • The GTA IV version of the Yankee has a glitch, when you get it when it's freshly spawned, it may be pretty fast, but when you repair it at a Pay 'n' Spray (or use the heal pack on Multiplayer), for some strange reason it makes it much slower. (does not include the flatbed Yankee)

Additional images Edit

GTA San Andreas variations
GTA IV variations

ReferenceEdit

  1. Getting the Maverick - GTAForums.com

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