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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = APC
 
| name = APC
| front_image = APC-TBOGT-front.jpg
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| aka = NOOSE Tank<br>Black Tank <small>(by [[Police Scanner]])</small>
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| front_image = APC-TBoGT-front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = The APC in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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| caption = An '''APC''' in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''.
| rear_image = APC-TBOGT-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = APC-TBoGT-rear.png
 
| vehicle_type = Law Enforcement Vehicle
 
| vehicle_type = Law Enforcement Vehicle
 
| body_style = Armored Personnel Carrier
 
| body_style = Armored Personnel Carrier
| capacity = 2 (Driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[The Ballad Of Gay Tony]]
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| appearances = ''[[The Ballad Of Gay Tony]]''
}}
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|related = [[Rhino]]<br>[[SWAT Tank|S.W.A.T.]]
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}}{{Quote|Nothing says "I've made it in this town" like a N.O.O.S.E armored personnel carrier, equipped with a 360-degree rotatable turret and explosive ordnance.|Official website description}}
{{quote|Nothing says "I've made it in this town" a like a N.O.O.S.E armored personnel carrier, equipped with a 360-degree rotatable turret and explosive ordinance.|Official website Description}}
 
   
 
The '''APC''' ('''A'''rmored '''P'''ersonnel '''C'''arrier) is an armored assault vehicle featured in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''. It is commonly referred to as a '''NOOSE Tank'''.
 
The '''APC''' ('''A'''rmored '''P'''ersonnel '''C'''arrier) is an armored assault vehicle featured in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''. It is commonly referred to as a '''NOOSE Tank'''.
   
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
=== Design ===
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The body of the APC bears a striking resemblance to the Soviet [[wp:BRDM-2|BRDM-2]] scout car, lacking the .50 cal machine gun and utilizing a 73mm cannon firing sabot explosive rounds instead, with the front and cab design from a [[wp:BTR-80|BTR-80]], with side doors from a [[wp:Cadillac Gage Commando|Cadillac Gage Commando]]. The APC features unusable panels intended to cover the windows and smaller windows over the main ones when these panels are closed (a feature similar to the BTR-80). Also, there are unusable hatches on the top.
As [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] restores the over-the-top style of [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], the APC was created to fill a role similar to GTA San Andreas's [[SWAT Tank|S.W.A.T]] and the [[Rhino]]. The front and side of the APC bears a striking resemblance to the Soviet [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRDM-2 BRDM-2] scout car, with side doors from a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Gage_Commando Cadillac Gage Commando].
 
   
=== Performance ===
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As [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] restores the over-the-top style of [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], the APC was created to fill a role similar to GTA San Andreas' [[SWAT Tank|S.W.A.T]] and the [[Rhino]].
[[File:APC-TBoGT-front.jpg|thumb|left]]
 
   
In terms of the APC's road-going abilities, the vehicle is evidently unintended for speedy travel. While the APC has a top speed of 69 mph (111 km/h), it possesses poor acceleration that dampens the APC's potential to reach its top speed and climb steep inclines. On the other hand, its soft suspensions helps in providing the APC with generally reliable steering, especially at low speeds, and its brakes are also effective even in higher speed, impressive for a large and heavy vehicle like the APC; however, the suspensions' configuration increases the APC's susceptibility to rollovers due to uneven weight distribution during sharp turns. Its excessively heavy weight also allows the APC to push aside any small vehicle without much disruption in the APC's movement.
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The vehicle labels [[National Office of Security Enforcement|NOOSE]] decals, police sirens and an [[Vehicle Mounted Weapons|explosive turret]] mounted on top of the APC.
   
However, the APC's true strength lies in its prowess in combat, making the APC one of the most lethal combat vehicles in-game (still a step below that of the [[Buzzard]], but can overwhelm the lightly armed [[Annihilator]]). In place of GTA San Andreas' S.W.A.T. tank water cannon is a turret loaded with explosive rounds, which is only as powerful as an explosive round shot from an [[Automatic Shotgun|Explosive Shotgun]] or [[Advanced Sniper]]. As little as two shots to any part of a car, and the car will catch fire. Afterwards, any medium-force impact will instantly explode the car. This is a mixed blessing. Catching a Police Car behind you on fire can make other Police Cars run into it, causing a dynamic chain explosion. However, doing the same to Police Cars in front has a price : one can find it hard to maneuver around the burning car, resulting in the car exploding on impact. However, the APC is very durable, as covered below, and can resist up to four explosions before catching fire itself. Despite its well-apparent power, the APC has some minor drawbacks. Due to it being a special vehicle with severely limited window space, other weapons cannot be used, preventing one from throwing sticky bombs or passengers helping to fend off pursuers. The turret also has a limited field of view that is incapable of shooting high up into the air where pursuing police/NOOSE helicopters may linger, although, depending on the position of the player and the pursuing helicopter(s), it is possible to hit the helicopter if the player aims the turret properly.
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===Current Design Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = APC-TBoGT-frontQuarter.png
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| Top_view_imagename = APC-TBoGT-top.png
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = APC-TBoGT-rearQuarter.png
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| Front_view_imagename = APC-TBoGT-frontView.png
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| Side_view_imagename = APC-TBoGT-side.png
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| Rear_view_imagename = APC-TBoGT-rearView.png
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| Engine_bay_imagename = APC-TBoGT-Engine.png
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| Underside_view_imagename = APC-TBoGT-underside.png
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| Inside_view_imagename = APC-TBoGT-insideView.png
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| Badge_texture_imagename = APC-TBoGT-Detail.png
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| Damage_view_imagename = APC-TBoGT-open.png
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = FPSNotAvailable-GTAWiki.png
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}}
   
The APC is also the most durable vehicle in ''TBOGT'', being able to resist high speed impacts without any noticeable body deformation, and survive gunfire and even multiple [[Rocket Launcher]] rounds. Though the APC is completely bulletproof in front of the back wheels, behind the back wheels lie the engine and air ventilation, and can take damage from that area. However, the APC itself has high durability, and can still withstand multiple magazines of LMG fire on the weak spot. If one were to destroy an APC, he should aim at behind the turret at the air vents.
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== Performance ==
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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The APC's performance is what is expected for a large APC; a deadly vehicle. The vehicle has a moderate speed, which is beneficial for aiming at targets and for control. The vehicle's heavy weight means it is deadly to other road users, it can ram other cars out of the way with little trouble, however, cars tend to become stuck under the vehicle's front area, meaning the APC eventually suffers by slowing down, and reacceleration can be costly.
   
==Trivia==
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In terms of handling, the APC has a moderate turning radius; it can turn rather quickly, but the loose suspension tends to cause the entire vehicle to lean to one side, but again, thanks to its weight, it doesn't seem to roll-over when cornering, and its top speed is low enough to avoid this. Braking is what is expected for a vehicle of its size; moderate. The vehicle tends to lag in braking, and cannot be avoided unless cruising at even lower speeds.
[[File:APC-MG-GTAIV.jpg|thumb|The APC featured in [[Frosting on the Cake]] with a machine gun turret.]]
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*Although the APC is described on the official TBoGT website as an APC utilized by [[NOOSE]], neither NOOSE nor the [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] actually use the APC in-game to chase the player, except during "[[Frosting on the Cake]]" or when there is an APC in the area and a police or NOOSE officer gets in the vehicle.
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The main turret on the vehicle is very powerful. While not causing explosions as loud, big and instant as the [[Rhino]] in past GTAs, the cannon is much faster and therefore better for causing chaos and destruction in large proportions. The fire rate is similar to that of the [[Valkyrie]] featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'', and the sound is also a lower-pitch sound of the aforementioned helicopter. The damage of the turret is notable, wherein it takes an average of 5 to 6 shots (depending on the vehicle's durability and size) before the target vehicle bursts into flames. At constant firing, it usually takes around 20 shots before the vehicle finally explodes (although, leaving the vehicle in flames also leads to it eventually blowing up, regardless of how many more shots are fired). The shots it fires cause not only damage to the engine of target vehicles but also, to the bodywork; dramatically. The target vehicle's body will deform majorly when shot at, with rear ends, front ends and roofs twisting and deforming. In terms of targeting pedestrians, the APC somewhat fails. Although the fire-rate of the APC is very fast, the explosion size is similar to that of a sticky bomb, and due to the lack of any type of aiming dot, the accuracy is minimal. It somewhat fails at killing pedestrians in one shot when they are eventually hit by an explosion.
**In the said mission, the APC has a notable difference than the APC the player can drive. Instead of a turret that shoots explosive bullets, this APC has something like a machine gun.
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*Even though the APC has small but visible windows, shooting through them will not hurt the driver inside. It is also not possible to perform 'drive by shootings' or throw sticky grenades out of the window, but the turret makes up for this.
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The turret rotating speed is very fast, and even faster in the PC version thanks to mouse control. This allows the APC to be very tactical and strategic, and allows the player to be fast at reacting to attackers. The upwards and downwards movement of the APC, however, is very restricted, so aircraft are tricky to target unless they are low flying, leaving the helicopter able to whittle away at the APC's health, with relative impunity.
*Despite being a (more or less) military vehicle, the second since ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]'', the player can call [[Henrique Bardas]] so he can give Luis an APC after completing the mission "[[Departure Time]]". This probably pokes fun of NOOSE's incompetence in securely storing the vehicle.
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*If one were to put a sticky bomb ''inside'' the APC, detonation will frequently, not harm the APC at all and the only splash damaged received will be from other explosive objects, (i.e. cars, propane tanks).
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In terms of durability, the APC is very strong. The APC lasts numerous explosions and endless amounts of bullets before bursting into flames. Once damaged enough, light smoke will emerge from the engine bay, and eventually will turn darker and thicker. When it is finally on its last legs, flames will emerge from the engine and eventually the vehicle will explode.
**The semi-kamikaze tactic above might spawn flames on the APC, don't worry as these are caused from the explosion of the bomb, and the smoke may confuse players as smoke coming from the APC.
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* In [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer]], the APC is easily available in Free Mode, and there is a dedicated [[race]] class where all racers drive the APC, during which the player can use the cannon, albeit with a slower rate of fire and less power. Given its overpowering nature, however, the APC is not available in team deathmatch, deathmatch or other competitive co-op modes not directly related to the vehicle.
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The engine sound is loud and powerful, and sounds to be similar to a 6-cylinder diesel engine. It doesn't rev that high due to the weight of the vehicle and nature of the engine, however it provides a large amount of power to all 4 wheels through two differentials.
*An interesting way to blow things up is to put sticky bombs on some of the sides; then drive towards the target and press down on the d-pad. The APC will not be destroyed; instead, it will catch fire and blow up by itself soon afterwards.
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*The APC can be damaged by the extreme power of the swing glitch, however, one probably wouldn't notice the damage unless one uses a health pack or the health cheat. Usually the front will suffer compression, pushing about it about half a foot into the APC.
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The occupants are very safe inside, as no bullet can pass throught the APC's windows (Much like the [[Securicar]]'s front windshield), as long as the doors are still in place.
*The APC's main weakness is actually its own high suspension. Entering a turn quickly will result in flipping the APC over (except if it flips back again) as it's perhaps the strongest vehicle in the whole game. (i.e The player can flip a turned car by cheating an APC, but they can't flip an APC by any means. Excluding the exploding punch cheat.)
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*If the player drives the APC into the pond in [[Middle Park]], it will gain damage but cannot be destroyed.
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====TBOGT Overview====
*If the APC lands upside down, it is very difficult to flip back over due to its size and weight (crashing cars into it will have no effect.) However, using a helicopter by crashing into it (or using its rotors) may help flip it back over, causing only minor damage to the APC.
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{{GTA IV Vehicle Stats
*The APC, along with the [[Rhino]] and along several other vehicles, are listed in the vehicles.ide file in ''[[w:c:maxpayne:Max Payne 3|Max Payne 3]]'', indicating the APC might make a return in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]], ''however, this is unconfirmed.
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time =
*Even though it's considered a law enforcement vehicle the player can pick up [[Prostitutes|prostitutes]] and pay for their services.
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|Top Speed Files =
*It's the second vehicle in the whole GTA Series to be based on a russian one. The first is the [http://gta.wikia.com/Dune Dune].
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|Top Speed Tested =
*A similar tank found in a gta V gameplay video.
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|Engine = {{H:title|Mid engine, all wheel drive|M4}} Inline 6 <small>(Sound)</small>
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|Drivetrain Files=
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|Drivetrain Tested= AWD
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|Gears Files=
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|Gears Tested= 5
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|Mass (Files only)=
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}}
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
* The APC appears in the missions "[[Caught with your Pants Down]]", where the player steals one for [[Yusuf Amir]], and "[[Frosting on the Cake]]", where the player destroys one with [[Sticky Bombs]] to escape pursuing [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|law enforcement]] after killing several [[The Lost Brotherhood|Lost MC]] bikers.
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
* Can be obtained from [[Henrique Bardas]] after finishing the main storyline.
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;Story Mode
* Parking lot of the [[East Holland LCPD Station]] in [[Algonquin]]. The vehicle can be found parked underneath in a small garage with no garage door. (Multiplayer only)
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*The APC appears in the missions "[[Caught with your Pants Down]]", where the player steals one for [[Yusuf Amir]], and "[[Frosting on the Cake]]", where the player destroys one with [[Sticky Bombs]] to escape pursuing [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|law enforcement]] after killing several [[The Lost Brotherhood|Lost MC]] bikers.
* Can be spawned via the player's phone by dialing: 272-555-8265 ("APC"-555-"TANK").
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*Can be obtained from [[Henrique Bardas]] after finishing the main storyline. The player cannot store the vehicle via this way.
* At [[Yusuf Amir]]'s construction site after shooting all 50 [[seagulls]] and after the mission [[For the Man Who Has Everything]] is completed.
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*Can be spawned via the player's phone by dialing: 272-555-8265 ("APC"-555-"TANK").
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*At [[Yusuf Amir]]'s construction site after shooting all 50 [[seagulls]] and after the mission [[For the Man Who Has Everything]] is completed.
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;Multiplayer
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*In the parking lot of the [[East Holland LCPD Station]] in [[Algonquin]]. The vehicle can be found parked underneath in a small garage with no garage door. It's only available in [[Free Mode]].
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*There is a dedicated [[Races in GTA IV|race]] class where all racers drive the APC, during which the player can use the cannon, albeit with a slightly slower rate of fire and less powerful than the standard one.
   
== See also ==
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==Image Gallery ==
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<gallery position="center">
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APC-TBoGT-front.jpg|A parked APC in TBoGT.
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APC-MG-GTAIV.jpg|The APC featured in [[Frosting on the Cake]] with a machine gun turret.
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apc.jpg|Screenshot of an APC driving through the [[Booth Tunnel]].
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</gallery>
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==Trivia==
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===General===
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*Despite its name, it acts much like an '''IFV''' ('''I'''nfantry '''F'''ighting '''V'''ehicle). Usually, an IFV sacrifices troop capabilities to obtain more firepower, while an APC is a vehicle that carries an amount of people with none or low firepower.
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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*The turret contains cursive texts saying "Liberty's Problems Solved".
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*Although the APC is described on the official TBoGT website as an APC utilized by [[NOOSE]], neither NOOSE nor the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]] actually use the APC in-game to chase the player, except during "[[Frosting on the Cake]]" or when there is an APC in the area and a police or NOOSE officer gets in the vehicle.
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**In said mission, the APC has a notable difference than the APC the player can drive. Instead of a turret that shoots explosive bullets, this APC has a minigun that sounds like an [[MP5|SMG]]. If the player attempts to get the APC, a police officer can be seen inside the vehicle.
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*Even though it is considered to be a law enforcement vehicle, the player can pick up [[prostitutes]] and pay for their services.
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*The APC's horn is the same as the [[Firetruck|Firetruck's]] unique emergency horn.
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*The only time one can activate the use of [[Radio Stations in GTA IV|radio stations]] in the APC is in multiplayer mode. This also applies to other emergency vehicles in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City|EFLC]].
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*Strangely, it has a normal car start sound, as opposed to a industrial truck start sound.
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*The APC's turret can vary on rate of fire during Multiplayer sessions, similar to the [[Buzzard]].
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*When used in races, if the player uses [[Nitro]], one can see that the same comes from the lower points of the APC's vents, as if were a simple exhaust system of a conventional vehicle.
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*Interestingly, the texture file for the APC (which is, rather oddly, textures of the entire vehicle due to the nature of the rough-style bodywork) is implemented into the engine, under the vents and engine cover flaps. This is similar to how the sticker-bomb textures are located inside the engine in the [[Asea]] in GTA V, as well as the racing textures for the [[Stock Car Racing|stock cars]] in GTA V.
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**Due to the base color being part of the textures, when the APC is destroyed, there is no clear sight of missing textures or burnt bodywork, other than missing doors or wheels, similar to the [[Brickade]]. The fact that the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]] calls it "a black vehicle" suggests that the APC's model is entirely black (similar to the case where most cars with textures are defined as "white vehicles").
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===GTA V===
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*The APC was [[Beta Vehicles|supposed]] to make a return in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', but was cut for unknown reasons. In the official [[Grand Theft Auto V/Trailers|GTA V trailer]], a burnt APC shell can be seen, but the APC does not appear in the final version. Judging by the fact it occurs in a mission (actually [[The Paleto Score]]), it is possible that either the [[NOOSE]] or the [[Military]] will send an APC instead of a [[Rhino]]. 
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==See Also==
 
* [[SWAT Tank]], GTA San Andreas equivalent.
 
* [[SWAT Tank]], GTA San Andreas equivalent.
* [[Annihilator]]
 
* [[Buzzard]]
 
 
* [[Rhino]]
 
* [[Rhino]]
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* [[Insurgent]], An LAPV featured exclusively in [[Grand Theft Auto Online]], as a part of the [[Heists Update]].
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* [[Technical]], an Armed pickup truck featured in [[Grand Theft Auto Online]] as a part of the [[Heists Update]].
   
== External link ==
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== External links ==
 
* [http://www.rockstargames.com/theballadofgaytony/vehicles Exclusive vehicles on the official The Ballad of Gay Tony website]
 
* [http://www.rockstargames.com/theballadofgaytony/vehicles Exclusive vehicles on the official The Ballad of Gay Tony website]
   
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Latest revision as of 20:24, May 2, 2016


"Nothing says "I've made it in this town" like a N.O.O.S.E armored personnel carrier, equipped with a 360-degree rotatable turret and explosive ordnance."
―Official website description

The APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) is an armored assault vehicle featured in The Ballad of Gay Tony. It is commonly referred to as a NOOSE Tank.

Description Edit

The body of the APC bears a striking resemblance to the Soviet BRDM-2 scout car, lacking the .50 cal machine gun and utilizing a 73mm cannon firing sabot explosive rounds instead, with the front and cab design from a BTR-80, with side doors from a Cadillac Gage Commando. The APC features unusable panels intended to cover the windows and smaller windows over the main ones when these panels are closed (a feature similar to the BTR-80). Also, there are unusable hatches on the top.

As The Ballad of Gay Tony restores the over-the-top style of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the APC was created to fill a role similar to GTA San Andreas' S.W.A.T and the Rhino.

The vehicle labels NOOSE decals, police sirens and an explosive turret mounted on top of the APC.

Current Design GalleryEdit


Performance Edit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

The APC's performance is what is expected for a large APC; a deadly vehicle. The vehicle has a moderate speed, which is beneficial for aiming at targets and for control. The vehicle's heavy weight means it is deadly to other road users, it can ram other cars out of the way with little trouble, however, cars tend to become stuck under the vehicle's front area, meaning the APC eventually suffers by slowing down, and reacceleration can be costly.

In terms of handling, the APC has a moderate turning radius; it can turn rather quickly, but the loose suspension tends to cause the entire vehicle to lean to one side, but again, thanks to its weight, it doesn't seem to roll-over when cornering, and its top speed is low enough to avoid this. Braking is what is expected for a vehicle of its size; moderate. The vehicle tends to lag in braking, and cannot be avoided unless cruising at even lower speeds.

The main turret on the vehicle is very powerful. While not causing explosions as loud, big and instant as the Rhino in past GTAs, the cannon is much faster and therefore better for causing chaos and destruction in large proportions. The fire rate is similar to that of the Valkyrie featured in Grand Theft Auto Online, and the sound is also a lower-pitch sound of the aforementioned helicopter. The damage of the turret is notable, wherein it takes an average of 5 to 6 shots (depending on the vehicle's durability and size) before the target vehicle bursts into flames. At constant firing, it usually takes around 20 shots before the vehicle finally explodes (although, leaving the vehicle in flames also leads to it eventually blowing up, regardless of how many more shots are fired). The shots it fires cause not only damage to the engine of target vehicles but also, to the bodywork; dramatically. The target vehicle's body will deform majorly when shot at, with rear ends, front ends and roofs twisting and deforming. In terms of targeting pedestrians, the APC somewhat fails. Although the fire-rate of the APC is very fast, the explosion size is similar to that of a sticky bomb, and due to the lack of any type of aiming dot, the accuracy is minimal. It somewhat fails at killing pedestrians in one shot when they are eventually hit by an explosion.

The turret rotating speed is very fast, and even faster in the PC version thanks to mouse control. This allows the APC to be very tactical and strategic, and allows the player to be fast at reacting to attackers. The upwards and downwards movement of the APC, however, is very restricted, so aircraft are tricky to target unless they are low flying, leaving the helicopter able to whittle away at the APC's health, with relative impunity.

In terms of durability, the APC is very strong. The APC lasts numerous explosions and endless amounts of bullets before bursting into flames. Once damaged enough, light smoke will emerge from the engine bay, and eventually will turn darker and thicker. When it is finally on its last legs, flames will emerge from the engine and eventually the vehicle will explode.

The engine sound is loud and powerful, and sounds to be similar to a 6-cylinder diesel engine. It doesn't rev that high due to the weight of the vehicle and nature of the engine, however it provides a large amount of power to all 4 wheels through two differentials.

The occupants are very safe inside, as no bullet can pass throught the APC's windows (Much like the Securicar's front windshield), as long as the doors are still in place.

TBOGT OverviewEdit

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
n/a
Top Speed (Tested)
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M4 Inline 6 (Sound)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
n/a
Drivetrain (Tested)
AWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
n/a
Gears (Tested)
5

n/a


LocationsEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

Story Mode
Multiplayer
  • In the parking lot of the East Holland LCPD Station in Algonquin. The vehicle can be found parked underneath in a small garage with no garage door. It's only available in Free Mode.
  • There is a dedicated race class where all racers drive the APC, during which the player can use the cannon, albeit with a slightly slower rate of fire and less powerful than the standard one.

Image Gallery Edit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • Despite its name, it acts much like an IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle). Usually, an IFV sacrifices troop capabilities to obtain more firepower, while an APC is a vehicle that carries an amount of people with none or low firepower.

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

  • The turret contains cursive texts saying "Liberty's Problems Solved".
  • Although the APC is described on the official TBoGT website as an APC utilized by NOOSE, neither NOOSE nor the LCPD actually use the APC in-game to chase the player, except during "Frosting on the Cake" or when there is an APC in the area and a police or NOOSE officer gets in the vehicle.
    • In said mission, the APC has a notable difference than the APC the player can drive. Instead of a turret that shoots explosive bullets, this APC has a minigun that sounds like an SMG. If the player attempts to get the APC, a police officer can be seen inside the vehicle.
  • Even though it is considered to be a law enforcement vehicle, the player can pick up prostitutes and pay for their services.
  • The APC's horn is the same as the Firetruck's unique emergency horn.
  • The only time one can activate the use of radio stations in the APC is in multiplayer mode. This also applies to other emergency vehicles in GTA IV and EFLC.
  • Strangely, it has a normal car start sound, as opposed to a industrial truck start sound.
  • The APC's turret can vary on rate of fire during Multiplayer sessions, similar to the Buzzard.
  • When used in races, if the player uses Nitro, one can see that the same comes from the lower points of the APC's vents, as if were a simple exhaust system of a conventional vehicle.
  • Interestingly, the texture file for the APC (which is, rather oddly, textures of the entire vehicle due to the nature of the rough-style bodywork) is implemented into the engine, under the vents and engine cover flaps. This is similar to how the sticker-bomb textures are located inside the engine in the Asea in GTA V, as well as the racing textures for the stock cars in GTA V.
    • Due to the base color being part of the textures, when the APC is destroyed, there is no clear sight of missing textures or burnt bodywork, other than missing doors or wheels, similar to the Brickade. The fact that the LCPD calls it "a black vehicle" suggests that the APC's model is entirely black (similar to the case where most cars with textures are defined as "white vehicles").

GTA VEdit

  • The APC was supposed to make a return in Grand Theft Auto V, but was cut for unknown reasons. In the official GTA V trailer, a burnt APC shell can be seen, but the APC does not appear in the final version. Judging by the fact it occurs in a mission (actually The Paleto Score), it is possible that either the NOOSE or the Military will send an APC instead of a Rhino

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