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{{Images|Rear quarter view for GTA IV (Version History Gallery)}}
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Flatbed
 
| name = Flatbed
| front_image = Flatbed-GTA4-container-front.jpg
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| front_image = Flatbed-GTAV-FrontQuarter.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Flatbed in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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| caption = A '''Flatbed''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
| manufacturer = [[MTL]] (GTA IV)
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| rear_image = Flatbed-GTAV-RearQuarter.png
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| manufacturer = [[MTL]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Industrial
 
| vehicle_type = Industrial vehicle
 
| vehicle_type = Industrial vehicle
 
| body_style = Flatbed truck
 
| body_style = Flatbed truck
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969|GTA London 1969]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]<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]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: 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]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| related = [[Packer]]<br>[[Pounder]]
 
}}
 
}}
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The '''Flatbed''' is a commonly recurring heavy truck first introduced in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]]''. The second incarnation of the vehicle, debuting in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'', would go on to repeatedly appear in following titles. It is manufactured by [[MTL]] in the [[HD Universe]].
   
The '''Flatbed''' is a commonly recurring heavy truck first introduced in [[Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969]]. The second incarnation of the vehicle, debuting in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], would go on to repeatedly appear in following titles.
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== Design ==
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====''Grand Theft Auto: London''====
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In its debut appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969]], the Flatbed is depicted as a vehicle more alike those seen in 1960s Britain: A two-door, four-wheel cab-over lorry with a flat cab (consistently appearing green), similar in design to a [[wp:Ford D-series|Ford D-series]]. Despite its appearance, the Flatbed weighs about the same as normal cars, suggesting that it is a light lorry similar to the [[Sweets Van]]. Despite this, it has twice the value of the Sweets Van, earning the player a base payment of £800 when it is exported in mint condition.
   
The following is a list of games that the Flatbed has appeared in:
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====3D Universe====
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Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Flatbed's appearance, a large, six wheel standard cab truck, was similar to the [[Barracks OL]] military vehicle; in GTA III, the Flatbed was simply a Barracks OL without the latter's bed accessories. Although it appears to have six wheels, it can be speculated that it is a 10 wheeler truck as it would likely have duals.
   
*[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]]
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Throughout the series, the Flatbed's appearance changes very little, with the addition of loads of various cargo in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, as well as changes to the detailing - mainly the cab (in its first appearance, the cab had no roof - a roof was added in GTA Vice City). The Liberty City Stories version is only seen loaded with three planks of wood resting against some covered crates.
*[[Grand Theft Auto III]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]
 
   
==Overview==
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The Flatbed in these games appears to be loosely based on the [[wp:M939 Truck|M939 "5-ton"]] truck, the only exception being the GTA Liberty City Stories version, which frontal fascia has been modified to appear more similar to the [[Linerunner]].
=== Design ===
 
==== GTA London ====
 
[[Image:Flatbed-GTAL69.png|thumb|right|A Flatbed in GTA London 1969.]]
 
   
In its debut appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969]], the Flatbed is depicted as a vehicle more alike those seen in 1960s Britain: A two-door, four-wheel cab-over lorry with a flat cab (consistently appearing green), similar in design to a [[wp:Ford D-series|Ford D-series]]. Despite its appearance, the Flatbed weighs about the same as normal cars, suggesting that it is a light lorry similar to the [[Sweets Van]]. Despite this, it has twice the value of the Sweets Van, earning the player a base payment of £800 when it is exported in mint condition.
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====''Grand Theft Auto IV''====
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The Flatbed in GTA IV was completely redesigned, and is essentially modeled on the [[wp:Peterbilt 379|Peterbilt 379]]; its appearance is thus very similar to the [[Phantom]], a truck also based on a Peterbilt design. The Flatbed is built by [[MTL]]. Like other trucks, it can be found in the industrial areas of [[Bohan]], either unloaded, or carrying, variously, a shipping container, or a crane attachment. The current logo resembles the old style logo used on Prevost Buses
   
==== GTA III GTA Vice City Stories ====
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars''===
Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Flatbed's appearance, a large, six wheel standard cab truck, was similar to the [[Barracks OL]] military vehicle; in GTA III, the Flatbed was simply a Barracks OL without the latter's bed accessories. Although it appears to have six wheels, it can be speculated that it is a 10 wheeler truck as it would likely have duals.
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The Flatbed in GTA Chinatown Wars now resembles a [[wp:Dodge Ram|2009-present Dodge Ram 5500]] and therefore is much smaller. It's consistently depicted as a flatbed truck.
   
Throughout the series, the Flatbed's appearance changes very little, with the addition of loads of various cargo in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, as well as changes to the detailing - mainly the cab (in its first appearance, the cab had no roof - a roof was added in GTA Vice City). The Liberty City Stories version is only seen loaded with three planks of wood resting against some covered crates.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V'' ===
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The Flatbed appears in GTA V as a flatbed version of the [[Packer]]. On a closer inspection, it is depicted to be a recovery truck, as the platform features steel winches in it, supposed to carry small vehicles in case of malfunctions or accidents. Unfortunately, its unable to transport vehicles as is non operational in-game. Even using a ramp to get to get on the bed, the car will still slide off when in motion.
   
The Flatbed in these games appears to be loosely based on the [[Wikipedia:M939 Truck|M939 "5-ton"]] truck, the only exception being the GTA Liberty City Stories version, which frontal fascia has been modified to appear more similar to the [[Linerunner]].
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===Current Design Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-FrontQuarter.png
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| Top_view_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-Top.jpg
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-RearQuarter.png
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| Front_view_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-Front.jpg
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| Side_view_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-Side.jpg
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| Rear_view_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-Rear.jpg
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| Engine_bay_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-Engine.jpg
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| Underside_view_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-Underside.jpg
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| Inside_view_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-Inside.jpg
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| Badge_texture_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-Detail.jpg
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| Damage_view_imagename = Flatbed-GTAV-Open.jpg
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Flatbed_GTAVe_Interior.jpg
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}}
   
{| align="center"
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===Version History Gallery===
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="5" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="160" captionalign="left">
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
Flatbed-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Flatbed-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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| GTALDN_Top_imagename = Flatbed-GTAL69.png
Flatbed-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City, loaded with pipes (<small>[[:Image:Flatbed-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with wooden crates]]</small>).
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| GTAIII_Front_imagename = Flatbed-GTA3-front.jpg
Flatbed-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas, loaded with wooden crates (<small>[[:Image:Flatbed-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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| GTAIII_Rear_imagename = Flatbed-GTA3-rear.jpg
Flatbed-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Flatbed-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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| GTAVC_Front_imagename = Flatbed-GTAVC-front.jpg
Flatbed-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Flatbed-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with wooden crates]]</small>).
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| GTAVC_Rear_imagename = Flatbed-GTAVC-rear.jpg
flatbed.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Flatbed-GTASA-front.jpg
</gallery>
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Flatbed-GTASA-rear.jpg
|}
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| GTALCS_Front_imagename = Flatbed-GTALCS-front.jpg
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| GTALCS_Rear_imagename = Flatbed-GTALCS-rear.jpg
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| GTAVCS_Front_imagename = Flatbed-GTAVCS-front.jpg
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| GTAVCS_Rear_imagename = Flatbed-GTAVCS-rear.jpg
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| GTAIV_Front_imagename = Flatbed-GTA4-container-front.jpg
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| GTAIV_Rear_imagename =
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| GTACW_Front_imagename = Flatbed-GTACW.png
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}}
   
==== GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ====
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== Performance ==
The Flatbed in GTA IV was completely redesigned, and is essentially modeled on the [[wp:Peterbilt 379|Peterbilt 379]]; its [[File:Flatbed_badges.png|thumb]]appearance is thus very similar to the [[Phantom]], a truck also based on a Peterbilt design. The Flatbed is built by [[MTL]]. Like other trucks, it can be found in the industrial areas of [[Bohan]], either unloaded, or carrying, variously, a shipping container, or a crane attachment. The current logo resembles the old style logo used on Prevost Buses
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===''Grand Theft Auto: London''===
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Due to its design, the Flatbed in [[GTA London 1969]] is one of the better handling lorries in the game, albeit slightly inferior to the [[Sweets Van]], with average speed, and slightly below average acceleration and handling.
   
The Flatbed in GTA Chinatown Wars now resembles a [[wp:Dodge Ram|2009-present Dodge Ram 5500]] and therefore is much smaller. It's consistently depicted as a flatbed truck.
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===3D Universe===
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From GTA III onwards, the Flatbed is slow to accelerate and hard to maneuver in tight spaces; once it gets going, however, its top speed is decent. The Flatbed is resilient, allowing it to easily ram other vehicles aside (even being capable of surviving up to four collisions with [[APC]]s before becoming undrivable). In opposite way it's outclassed in this by the [[Fire Truck]] and the [[Barracks OL]]. However, in GTA Vice City, it outperforms the Fire Truck as far as ramming ability is concerned, as it stays in control more than the Fire Truck, which grip is lost in almost all head-on collisions. Also, in GTA Vice City, it is clearly the heaviest non speciality vehicle as it is not only a heavy duty ten-wheeler, but it is always loaded with something. The fire truck accelerates faster but does not demonstrate the amount of momentum and density of the Flatbed.
   
{| align="center"
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="5" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="160">
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The Flatbed, despite its size and sheer weight, still manages to get a good top speed. However, it is quite slow to accelerate, but it has exceptional steering and manoeuvrability to make up for this. The brakes are adequate to its size and weight. Its performance has improved since its last appearance in GTA IV.
Flatbed-GTA4-container-front.jpg|GTA IV, loaded with a shipping container.
 
Flatbed-GTA4-crane-side.jpg|GTA IV, with a mounted crane.
 
Flatbed-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars.
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
.
 
   
=== Performance ===
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
==== GTA London ====
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[[File:Flatbed-GTAV-RSCStats.png|thumb|Performance Stats on [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].]]
Due to its design, the Flatbed in GTA London 1969 is one of the better handling lorries in the game, albeit slightly inferior to the Sweets Van, with average speed, and slightly below average acceleration and handling.
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The Flatbed in GTA V is an improvement over the last instalments. Due to sharing the same engine as the Packer, the Flatbed can achieve speeds just as impressive. Handling is quite decent due to not being that lengthy. Acceleration isn't bad either. Another advantage the Flatbed has, is its sheer size and weight. When chased by cops, the Flatbed is a rolling battering ram, being able to plough through many roadblocks. It is also quite durable.
   
==== GTA III GTA Chinatown Wars ====
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The Flatbed has an engine model, but without the manifolds found on other trucks, such as the [[Scrap Truck]], the model is hard to identify. Judging by the sparkplug imprints, it can be assumed that the vehicle is Petrol, furthermore, 8 sparkplug imprints can be seen, meaning the vehicle could only be a V8 engine. Despite all this, the engine sound is somewhat similar to an Inline-6 diesel, which revs moderately high (yet still lower than other trucks, such as the [[Benson]] and [[Police Riot]]), and provides a significantly smooth engine sound, yet the roar produced from the engine can still be heard unlike the aforementioned vehicles, the Benson and Police Riot.
From GTA III onwards, the Flatbed is slow to accelerate and hard to maneuver in tight spaces; once it gets going, however, its top speed is decent. The Flatbed is resilient, allowing it to easily ram other vehicles aside (even being capable of surviving up to four collisions with [[APC]]s before becoming undrivable). However, it is outclassed in this by the [[Fire Truck]] and the [[Barracks OL]]. However, in GTA Vice City, it outperforms the Fire Truck as far as ramming ability is concerned, as it stays in control more than the Fire Truck, which grip is lost in almost all head-on collisions. Also, in GTA Vice City, it is clearly the heaviest non specialty vehicle as it is not only a heavy duty ten-wheeler, but it is always loaded with something. The fire truck accelerates faster but does not demonstrate the amount of momentum and density of the Flatbed.
 
====GTA IV====
 
The Flatbed, despite it's size and sheer weight it still manages to get a top speed of 138mph (222KM/H). The steering of the truck is not so bad either, actually it's pretty good. The brakes are adequate to it's size and weight.
 
   
== Prominent appearances ==
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====GTA V Overview====
Although it is frequently seen on the roads, the Flatbed has not been prominently featured in missions. The only notable use of the Flatbed is during the GTA IV mission "[[Rigged to Blow (GTA IV)|Rigged to Blow]]", where a Flatbed rigged with explosives is used to blow up a garage. Also in Search and Delete there is a unique Flatbed with logs as its cargo.
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined =
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|Top speed defined = 81 / 130 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Engine defined = 24-Valve Supercharged <small>(Badging)</small>
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|Drivetrain defined = AWD<br><small>50% FWD<br>50% RWD</small> <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Gears defined = 5 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Mass defined = 6500 / 14330 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed =
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|Top speed observed =
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front engine, all wheel drive|F4}} {{H:title|Single Overhead Camshaft|SOHC}} V8 <small>(Spark-Plug Textures)</small><br>Inline-6 Diesel <small>(Sound)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = AWD
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|Gears observed = 5
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}}
   
In GTA Vice City Stories, it appeared during the mission "The Exchange", where you drive Diaz's guys to the deal in Downtown, with the DEA, to exchange the drugs for the weapons. This Flatbed is navy blue.
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery position="center">
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Flatbed-GTA4-crane-side.jpg|GTA IV, with a mounted crane.
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Flatbed-GTAIV-Empty.jpg|A standard Flatbed in GTA IV.
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Flatbed-GTAV-Badges2.png|Extra badges.
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Flatbed-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The Flatbed on [[Rockstar Social Club]].
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</gallery>
   
==Trivia==
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== Prominent Appearances in Missions==
*It looks very similar to the [[Barracks OL]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories''===
*The Flatbed plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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In GTA Vice City Stories, it appeared during the mission [[The Exchange (GTA VCS)|The Exchange]], where you drive Diaz's guys to the deal in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]], with the [[Drug Enforcement Administration|DEA]], to exchange the drugs for the weapons. This Flatbed is navy blue.
**[[K-DST]] in GTA San Andreas.
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**[[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]] or [[Tuff Gong Radio]] in GTA IV.
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
*In the GTA IV mission [[Rigged to Blow (GTA IV)|Rigged to Blow]], you drive a Flatbed with a bomb.
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Although it is frequently seen on the roads, the Flatbed has not been prominently featured in missions. The only notable use of the Flatbed is during the GTA IV mission [[Rigged to Blow (GTA IV)|Rigged to Blow]], where a Flatbed rigged with explosives is used to blow up a garage. Also in [[Search and Delete]] there is a unique Flatbed with logs as its cargo.
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
;GTA Vice City
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===''Grand Theft Auto III''===
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*Rarely spawns in [[Chinatown, Portland]].
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*Spawns rarely in [[Fort Staunton]]/[[Aspatria]], [[Staunton Island]]
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
 
*Parked southwest of the [[Pay 'n' Spray]] in [[Viceport]].
 
*Parked southwest of the [[Pay 'n' Spray]] in [[Viceport]].
*Commonly found in [[Viceport]].
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*Commonly found in Viceport.
   
;GTA Vice City Stories
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
*Parked at the southern [[Pay n' Spray]] in [[Viceport]].
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*Commonly found driving around [[Ocean Docks]].
*Parked near the east entrance of [[Escobar International Airport]].
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*Always found driving or parked at the cargo area of the [[Fallen Tree]].
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*Common in [[Spiny Bed]]
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*Usually found driving on the [[Sherman Dam]].
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*On the [[Las Venturas Highway|freeway]] just south of [[Hunter Quarry]].
   
;GTA San Andreas
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
* Commonly found driving around [[Ocean Docks]].
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*Rarely spawns in Chinatown, Portland.
* Always found driving or parked at the cargo area of the [[Fallen Tree]].
 
* Common in the industrial area just outside of [[Prickle Pine]].
 
* Usually found driving on the [[Sherman Dam]].
 
   
;GTA IV
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories''===
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*Parked at the southern Pay n' Spray in Viceport.
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*Parked near the east entrance of [[Escobar International Airport]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
 
*Parked in a construction site adjacent to the multistory car park in [[Purgatory]], [[Algonquin]].
 
*Parked in a construction site adjacent to the multistory car park in [[Purgatory]], [[Algonquin]].
 
*Parked on [[Fulcrum Avenue]] in [[Tudor]], [[Alderney]].
 
*Parked on [[Fulcrum Avenue]] in [[Tudor]], [[Alderney]].
*Two Flatbeds are parked in a construction site with a helicopter landing pad in [[Westminster]], [[Algonquin]].
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*Two Flatbeds are parked in a construction site with a helicopter landing pad in [[Westminster]], Algonquin.
*Parked on [[Union Drive West]] in [[Purgatory]], [[Algonquin]] near a skate park.
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*Parked on [[Union Drive West]] in Purgatory, Algonquin near a skate park.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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*Flatbeds are most common on the northern part of the [[Great Ocean Highway]] and eastern Highways. Spawns along with other trucks like the [[Phantom]], [[Hauler]] and [[Packer]].
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*Flatbeds appears near small ports, where [[Dock Handler|Dock Handlers]] spawns.
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== Trivia ==
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===General===
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* The Flatbed plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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** '''GTA San Andreas''': [[K-DST]].
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** '''GTA IV''': [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]] or [[Tuff Gong Radio]].
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** '''Episodes from Liberty City''': [[RamJam FM]].
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** '''GTA V''': [[Rebel Radio]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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* The Flatbed is equipped with a [[GPS]] system with a male voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.
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* The platform and winch cannot be lowered or raised, and therefore the Flatbed ironically cannot [[Towing|tow]] cars.
   
;The Ballad of Gay Tony
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
*The target of a vehicle base jump will always be a Flatbed.
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* During the chase part of [[Father/Son]], a Flatbed can be seen carrying a [[Gauntlet]], which later falls from it. In normal gameplay, cars cannot be carried on the Flatbed, as they will simply slide off the truck when setting off.
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* Strangely, the engine model for the Flatbed appears to use 8 spark plugs, suggesting it is a petrol engine, untypical for a vehicle of this kind. It also suggests the engine can only be a petrol single-cam V8.
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*The Flatbed's badges incorrectly refer to the engine as a "V24", where it actually means "24 valved", which is supposed to be written as "24v". This also applies to the [[Packer]] and [[Phantom]].
   
==See also==
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==See Also==
 
*[[DFT-30]]
 
*[[DFT-30]]
 
*[[Biff]]
 
*[[Biff]]
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*[[Packer]]
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*[[Pounder]]
   
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The Flatbed is a commonly recurring heavy truck first introduced in Grand Theft Auto: London 1969. The second incarnation of the vehicle, debuting in Grand Theft Auto III, would go on to repeatedly appear in following titles. It is manufactured by MTL in the HD Universe.

Design Edit

Grand Theft Auto: LondonEdit

In its debut appearance in Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969, the Flatbed is depicted as a vehicle more alike those seen in 1960s Britain: A two-door, four-wheel cab-over lorry with a flat cab (consistently appearing green), similar in design to a Ford D-series. Despite its appearance, the Flatbed weighs about the same as normal cars, suggesting that it is a light lorry similar to the Sweets Van. Despite this, it has twice the value of the Sweets Van, earning the player a base payment of £800 when it is exported in mint condition.

3D UniverseEdit

Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Flatbed's appearance, a large, six wheel standard cab truck, was similar to the Barracks OL military vehicle; in GTA III, the Flatbed was simply a Barracks OL without the latter's bed accessories. Although it appears to have six wheels, it can be speculated that it is a 10 wheeler truck as it would likely have duals.

Throughout the series, the Flatbed's appearance changes very little, with the addition of loads of various cargo in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, as well as changes to the detailing - mainly the cab (in its first appearance, the cab had no roof - a roof was added in GTA Vice City). The Liberty City Stories version is only seen loaded with three planks of wood resting against some covered crates.

The Flatbed in these games appears to be loosely based on the M939 "5-ton" truck, the only exception being the GTA Liberty City Stories version, which frontal fascia has been modified to appear more similar to the Linerunner.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Flatbed in GTA IV was completely redesigned, and is essentially modeled on the Peterbilt 379; its appearance is thus very similar to the Phantom, a truck also based on a Peterbilt design. The Flatbed is built by MTL. Like other trucks, it can be found in the industrial areas of Bohan, either unloaded, or carrying, variously, a shipping container, or a crane attachment. The current logo resembles the old style logo used on Prevost Buses

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsEdit

The Flatbed in GTA Chinatown Wars now resembles a 2009-present Dodge Ram 5500 and therefore is much smaller. It's consistently depicted as a flatbed truck.

Grand Theft Auto V Edit

The Flatbed appears in GTA V as a flatbed version of the Packer. On a closer inspection, it is depicted to be a recovery truck, as the platform features steel winches in it, supposed to carry small vehicles in case of malfunctions or accidents. Unfortunately, its unable to transport vehicles as is non operational in-game. Even using a ramp to get to get on the bed, the car will still slide off when in motion.

Current Design GalleryEdit


Version History GalleryEdit

Performance Edit

Grand Theft Auto: LondonEdit

Due to its design, the Flatbed in GTA London 1969 is one of the better handling lorries in the game, albeit slightly inferior to the Sweets Van, with average speed, and slightly below average acceleration and handling.

3D UniverseEdit

From GTA III onwards, the Flatbed is slow to accelerate and hard to maneuver in tight spaces; once it gets going, however, its top speed is decent. The Flatbed is resilient, allowing it to easily ram other vehicles aside (even being capable of surviving up to four collisions with APCs before becoming undrivable). In opposite way it's outclassed in this by the Fire Truck and the Barracks OL. However, in GTA Vice City, it outperforms the Fire Truck as far as ramming ability is concerned, as it stays in control more than the Fire Truck, which grip is lost in almost all head-on collisions. Also, in GTA Vice City, it is clearly the heaviest non speciality vehicle as it is not only a heavy duty ten-wheeler, but it is always loaded with something. The fire truck accelerates faster but does not demonstrate the amount of momentum and density of the Flatbed.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Flatbed, despite its size and sheer weight, still manages to get a good top speed. However, it is quite slow to accelerate, but it has exceptional steering and manoeuvrability to make up for this. The brakes are adequate to its size and weight. Its performance has improved since its last appearance in GTA IV.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

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Performance Stats on Rockstar Games Social Club.

The Flatbed in GTA V is an improvement over the last instalments. Due to sharing the same engine as the Packer, the Flatbed can achieve speeds just as impressive. Handling is quite decent due to not being that lengthy. Acceleration isn't bad either. Another advantage the Flatbed has, is its sheer size and weight. When chased by cops, the Flatbed is a rolling battering ram, being able to plough through many roadblocks. It is also quite durable.

The Flatbed has an engine model, but without the manifolds found on other trucks, such as the Scrap Truck, the model is hard to identify. Judging by the sparkplug imprints, it can be assumed that the vehicle is Petrol, furthermore, 8 sparkplug imprints can be seen, meaning the vehicle could only be a V8 engine. Despite all this, the engine sound is somewhat similar to an Inline-6 diesel, which revs moderately high (yet still lower than other trucks, such as the Benson and Police Riot), and provides a significantly smooth engine sound, yet the roar produced from the engine can still be heard unlike the aforementioned vehicles, the Benson and Police Riot.

GTA V OverviewEdit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 81 / 130 (Handling.dat)

24-Valve Supercharged (Badging)

AWD
50% FWD
50% RWD
(Handling.dat)

5 (Handling.dat)

6500 / 14330 (Handling.dat)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

n/a n/a

F4 SOHC V8 (Spark-Plug Textures)
Inline-6 Diesel (Sound)

AWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Image GalleryEdit

Prominent Appearances in MissionsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesEdit

In GTA Vice City Stories, it appeared during the mission The Exchange, where you drive Diaz's guys to the deal in Downtown, with the DEA, to exchange the drugs for the weapons. This Flatbed is navy blue.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

Although it is frequently seen on the roads, the Flatbed has not been prominently featured in missions. The only notable use of the Flatbed is during the GTA IV mission Rigged to Blow, where a Flatbed rigged with explosives is used to blow up a garage. Also in Search and Delete there is a unique Flatbed with logs as its cargo.

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto IIIEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

  • Rarely spawns in Chinatown, Portland.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Trivia Edit

GeneralEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

  • The Flatbed is equipped with a GPS system with a male voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.
  • The platform and winch cannot be lowered or raised, and therefore the Flatbed ironically cannot tow cars.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • During the chase part of Father/Son, a Flatbed can be seen carrying a Gauntlet, which later falls from it. In normal gameplay, cars cannot be carried on the Flatbed, as they will simply slide off the truck when setting off.
  • Strangely, the engine model for the Flatbed appears to use 8 spark plugs, suggesting it is a petrol engine, untypical for a vehicle of this kind. It also suggests the engine can only be a petrol single-cam V8.
  • The Flatbed's badges incorrectly refer to the engine as a "V24", where it actually means "24 valved", which is supposed to be written as "24v". This also applies to the Packer and Phantom.

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