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The Stockade (formerly named "Securicar") is an armored bank truck first introduced in Grand Theft Auto III, serving as the successor to the G4 Bank Van from Grand Theft Auto 2. The vehicle has appeared in every single game since then, with the only exceptions being Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. It is manufactured by Brute in the HD Universe.

Description

The Securicar is an armored truck, used to transport money, and in some missions, people (capable of carrying up to 4 occupants). Unlike in real life, the trucks are not bulletproof. It is, however, durable to heavy gunfire, and is now bulletproof to the player in GTA V.

Design

3D Universe

The Securicar was initially designed with a heavy, robust truck-based body that is painted an overall dark blue. In Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the truck's design is based on that of a 1990s model GMC TopKick, with a thick defense on the front that protects the radiator and an agled design. In GTA III, if rear doors are removed, the player can see boxes of "loot" in the back. The Securicar in GTA Vice City also has a bulletproof windshield. These renditions of the Securicar have "Gruppe Sechs" logos on the sides and rear.

in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, however, it featured a radically different, somewhat smaller design, more reminiscent of real armored vans. This rendition assumes a completely different body design based on the International Harvester S-Series. The GTA San Andreas Securicar may be seen with the markings of Chuff Security (a lewd parody of real-life firm Chubb Security) or Lock and Load Security, or unmarked.

HD Universe

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Securicar, manufactured by Brute, is a larger vehicle with a realistic design, similar in shape to the GTA San Andreas rendition. The truck chassis is based on an armored International 4700 Series, but the front turning signals have been omitted. It is powered by a large, 8 liter (or 8000cc as seen on the badging for the vehicle) turbocharged engine. The cargo area has a similarly shaped roof to the GTA San Andreas rendition. The Securicar shares its basic chassis with the Enforcer and the Police Stockade. All these vans have a bulletproof windscreen, but the Securicar is rather unique with bulletproof side windows.

The GTA IV Securicar will spill a large amount of cash around it if blown up (usually containing between $500 and $2000), but doing so with weapons will immediately attract a 2 stars wanted level, regardless of where it is done. To avoid this, the player can use one of the car-bombs supplied by Patrick McReary (this is his friendship bonus) to blow up the car, or damage it enough while driving it that it will burst into flames and explode. The money that is ejected from the truck after explosion disappears faster than money dropped by pedestrians on the street. Also, there will always be money under the truck that the player will not be able to collect, apart of the subsequent fire that would burn the player.

A good way around this is to blow the truck up by either ramming it enough times until it catches fire in a parking garage on a lower level and run to the floor above to collect the cash, as none will be under the truck if using this method. This will be for a limited time (about 25 seconds).

In Grand Theft Auto V, the vehicle is renamed as Stockade. In random events, money is able to be stolen by blowing the back doors open, and generates $3000-$8000. Money can still be obtained by blowing up the Stockade if it spawns in traffic, though it rarely does. It is also found empty near banks, particularly in Legion Square and Hawick. Only if the blue dot appears in the radar, the Securicar contains money inside.

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Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

The truck is not generally recommended for anything other than regular street driving, as the uneven weight of the armor tends to flip the truck over even minor curves or hills. The Securicar in Vice City is the version least prone to flipping over in this universe. The Securicar in GTA Vice City however, can be used for escaping and breaking through SWAT roadblocks, as the heavy weight of the vehicle easily outweighs the Enforcer's weight (7,000kg vs 4,000kg) although the vehicle needs a run-up in order to gain speed to break the roadblock.

In GTA: SA, the vehicle's performance differs slightly, but remains very undesirable. With its heavy weight, the Securicar's steering and braking fares poorly, in addition to a softer suspension which reduces stability when negotiating uneven turns. The vehicle does, however, have a slightly above-average top speed.

3D Universe Overview


Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 106 / 170 5 Diesel RWD 7000 / 15432
Observed
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Securicar's handling and acceleration have been greatly enhanced, and it will no longer tip over when turning through corners. It is highly resistant to gunfire and everyday vehicle damage, but it is not explosion and/or fire-proof, and so can be destroyed by a grenade or single rocket. The Securicar is highly bulletproof against enemies, yet the player can destroy it quite quickly on the front area. While possessing an acceptable acceleration rate, the Securicar has an impressive top speed for its class, and can ram, shove or even drive over other vehicles without losing too much momentum.

Something unique to this vehicle, unlike its law enforcement variants, is that all windows are bulletproof, protecting the occupants completely from gunfire.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 75 / 120 5 N/A RWD 6500 / 14330
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 8000cc (8.0L) Turbocharged (Badging) N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The GTA V Stockade has, comparably, the best performance of all the trucks in the game, with better acceleration, top speed, handling, and of course durability. As intended, the vehicle can sustain multiple impacts with and from traffic, and can resist gunfire with ease. The Stockade's endurance capabilities makes the Stockade one of the strongest cars in the game.

The engine model appears to be a twin-cam Inline 4, turbocharged, shared with many other trucks in the game. Despite this, the engine sounds to be somewhat similar to a high-revving diesel engine, creating a significantly smooth sound when compared to larger trucks, such as the Pounder and Phantom.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.dat
N/A 75 / 120 5 N/A RWD 6500 / 14330 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 8000cc (8.0L) Turbocharged (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
17.8 Seconds 85 / 137 5 FR Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Stockade-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Variants

Grand Theft Auto V

  • In the Prologue, a snow covered Stockade can be seen here, with the Bobcat Security livery on it, snow on the roof, tire chains and in a white color with a blue stripe. As an Easter Egg, there's a smiley face drawn on the left cargo window, as part of the snow effect. This variant is inaccessible to the player, although it can be acquired through save editing.

Image Gallery

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto III

  • Van Heist - Claude has to steal a Securicar by crashing and damaging it several times until the driver is forced to get out.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • Autocide - The second target, Dick Tanner, drives a Securicar, and you have to shoot at it in order to make Tanner get off.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Explosive Situation - The security blocks the quarry entrance with two Securicars, forcing Carl to choose another way.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Locations

Grand Theft Auto III

  • Spawns around Staunton Island, more frequently in Aspatria and Fort Staunton.
  • Commonly seen driving around the street between Chinatown and Harwood.
  • Rarely driven around Chinatown, Portland.
  • Becomes more common when a securicar is already driving around, For example in the mission Escort Service.
  • One is given in the mission Decoy, and the vehicle can be kept after the mission.
  • Can be obtained in the Import/Export garage after completing their list.

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 V

  • Will appear as part of a Random Event in which the player can steal money being transported by a Stockade. The player can either attack the guards accompanying the car and steal the money directly from them, or blow off the back doors and steal the money from the Stockade itself. The player can then take the Stockade for themselves.
  • It will sometimes spawn randomly in traffic, outside of side missions.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • Its name is both a combination of the words "Security" and "Car", as well as a reference to G4S, formerly known as Group 4 Securicor, a British security company that merged with Belgium-based security company Group 4 Falck in 2004 to form the infamous Group 4 Securicor (now known simply as G4S). This continues the naming convention set by its predecessor, the G4 Bank Van.
  • A vehicle resembling the 3D Universe Securicar (except SA) can be found in Rockstar North's Manhunt. This version belongs to a faction called Cerberus and it's longer than the GTA Securicar.
  • In GTA IV and GTA V, badges state that the truck has an impregnable armor and advise people "don't even think about it".
  • Only in GTA: SA and GTA V, a radio is present.

Grand Theft Auto III

  • During one point of game development of GTA III, the Securicar was known as the Security Van.
  • The Securicar is the first vehicle seen in Grand Theft Auto III, thus making it the very first vehicle seen in the 3D Universe.
  • Securicars can be taken to a lockup at Portland Harbor for a sum of money. The starting reward is $5000 and decreases by $500 for each Securicar delivered, the garage will still accept the vehicle afterwards, but no reward will be given. 

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The Securicar has no radio; the Police Scanner is added in its place.
  • As being associated with the LCPD, the player can pass through Tollbooths without paying.
  • In the texture file, there is text saying "Gruppe Sechs is licensed and authorized to use deadly force by the Liberty City Police Department". However, the occupants never spawn with weapons.
    • In the pedcomponents.img, the m_m_armoured.wtd file has Gruppe Sechs armed employees, but they are just used in Multiplayer missions. Is unknown why these are absent in story mode.
  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Securicar fetching $4,000.
  • The headlights of the car detach along with the hood, when the vehicle is damaged enough. However, they will work just like they were still in the vehicle. The same applies for vehicles with a similar hood configuration.
  • Although the Securicar has bulletproof windows, these can be broken by an explosion near the vehicle or by an Involuntary Ejection.
  • The rear axle of this vehicle is also unique, as compared to most of the heavy vehicles in GTA IV, it utilizes single wheels on each side of the rear axle, as opposed to twin wheels. However, if driven on dirt or sand, or doing a drift, the player can see that it leaves tracks as if it has twin wheels (as evidenced by the 6 tracks it leaves behind when turning). This applies to the Ambulance and the police variants of the Securicar)

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Like the Ammu-Nation Yankee from GTA CTW, both are guarded vehicles that can be robbed to obtain their cargo.
  • The horn was altered for the enhanced version. It can have multiple horns, randomized when entered.
  • In the loading screen, a unique beige armored truck showing the LSDS logo appears in an artwork. It seems to be a unique variant of the Stockade, although it is not present in-game.
  • The snow covered variant's dashboard gauges shows only the speedometer, but lacks the tachometer display, although the tachometer gauge moves when revving, and the radio display is different, taken from cars like the Tailgater and the Felon. This is due to the fact that it wasn't intended for use of the player.
  • Given that the Bobcat/Snow variant is named as 'stockade3' in the internal files, it is possible that there was to be a third variant of the Securicar in the game at some point in development.

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