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Why in mm2 is...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 1999 6:21 pm
by nomoneynocar
why is the decoy tanker filled with sand, wouldn't Max

have had a greater chance of outrunning the gang with

an empty tanker? I realise a tank full of sand would

make the truck a better battering ram, but I still think

it would have been better to have an empty trailer as

it would be able to accelerate faster, have a higher top

speed, corner better while still having enough mass to

smash past smaller vehicles. thoughts?

Re: Why in mm2 is...

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 1999 12:59 am
by andre N
In Reply to: Why in mm2 is... posted by nomoneynocar on July 02, 1999 at 02:21:36:


: why is the decoy tanker filled with sand, wouldn't Max

: have had a greater chance of outrunning the gang with

: an empty tanker? I realise a tank full of sand would

: make the truck a better battering ram, but I still think

: it would have been better to have an empty trailer as

: it would be able to accelerate faster, have a higher top

: speed, corner better while still having enough mass to

: smash past smaller vehicles. thoughts?



I AGREE COMPLETELY, 'THE DARK ONE' AND I DISCUSSED THIS IN MY "VARIOUS OBSERVATIONS" POST.

ACTUALLY, THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT OF THE SAND WOULD BE ALMOST NEGLIBLE IN VALUE, AS THE CAB ALONE WOULD OUTWEIGH ANYTHING ELSE I SAW ON THE ROAD IN THAT MOVIE, PLUS YOU ARE HITTING WITH THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK, YOU DONT WANT TO TRY TO CARRY ALL THAT MOMENTUM OF THE SAND THRU THE FIFTH WHEEL WHEN YOU, THE DRIVER, ARE IN BETWEEN.

Re: Why in mm2 is...

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 1999 4:12 am
by TheDarkOne
In Reply to: Re: Why in mm2 is... posted by andreN on July 02, 1999 at 08:59:34:


Max is a smart guy, I'm sure they did it so that he would think that the tanker was full of gas. He would have noticed if it was empty.