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The Stockade (formerly named Securicar) is an armored van first introduced in Grand Theft Auto III. 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.

Design

The vehicle is an armored van used primarily to transport money and other valuable items. It can also accommodate up to four people.

3D Universe

The Securicar was initially designed with a heavy, rob0ust truck-based body. 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 angled design. In GTA III and GTA Vice City, 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 and are always blue.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, however, it featured a radically different, somewhat smaller design, more reminiscent of real-life 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 logo of either Chuff Security Co. or Lock and Load Security, or be unmarked, and is always grey-green.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV the vehicle is now manufactured by Brute. It is a large vehicle and similar in shape and design to the GTA San Andreas rendition. The truck chassis is based on an armored International 4700 Series, with the exception of front turn signals. 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 also features bulletproof side windows.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the vehicle is renamed as Stockade but retains the same design as its previous iteration. The truck has Light Smoke window tint applied by default.[1] For the first time in the series, the entire vehicle is bulletproof.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

The vehicle 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 GTA 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 5 N/A RWD 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 corners. It is highly resistant to gunfire and everyday vehicle damage, but it is not explosion or fire-proof. 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.

It is powered by a large, 8 liter (or 8000cc as seen on the badging for the vehicle) turbocharged engine. The engine model appears to be a twin-cam Inline 4, turbocharged, shared with many other trucks in the game.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines 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 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.

Again, 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.meta
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
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

Image Gallery

3D Universe

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Variants

Utility Truck

Grand Theft Auto V
UtilityTruck2Box-GTAV-front

The Utility Truck in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)

Description

The Utility Truck in GTA V shares the cab design and chassis with the Securicar and Stockade. It appears with different company logos on its doors, and comes in the form of a box truck, flatbed, or cherry picker truck.

Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto V

North Yankton

A snow variant of the Stockade appears in Prologue in Grand Theft Auto V. It features a Bobcat Security livery as oppose to the standard Gruppe Sechs livery. Due to North Yankton's cold climate, it features snow chain wheels and a snow covered roof, windows and hood. There is a small smiley face in the window. This variant is inaccessible to the player and cannot be obtained without the use of save editing or trainers. Because of a lack of entry in the dashboard type parameter, the interior's dials do not function correctly, as the truck uses the analog needle set over the digital dial set.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Black

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
V

An all-black variant of the Stockade will spawn during Setup: Signal Intercepts. The standard Gruppe Sechs livery is still present. It cannot be obtained during the mission as the player is instructed to hack the vehicle and eventually destroy it. It cannot be found in regular gameplay as the vehicle does not spawn in this colour by default and cannot be modified without the use of modifications.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto III

  • Van Heist - Claude has to steal a one for Joey Leone by crashing and damaging it several times until the driver is forced to get out, lose the heat, then deliver it. This one is bullet-proof and fire-proof.
  • Escort Service - Claude needs to protect it and the Old Oriental Gentleman inside from Cartel goons during its trip to Shoreside Vale. This one is explosion-proof.
  • Decoy - Claude uses it to distract the cops for Donald Love for a few minutes.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • Autocide - The second target, Dick Tanner, drives one. It is a heavy special vehicle however this feature is unsavable.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Freemode Missions
  • Can randomly appear as an Armored Truck to be robbed for cash (original version[2].)
Business Supplies
  • One of the possible vehicles to contain Business Supplies during a Steal Supplies missions.
Special Cargo
Adversary Modes
The Doomsday Heist

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.
  • Sometimes driven in Bedford Point.
  • Rarely driven around Chinatown.
  • Spawns more frequently if the player is already driving one.
  • Used during the mission "Decoy", and 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

  • Rarely spawns throughout Liberty City.
  • Sometimes spawns in Chinatown on the mobile version.

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.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto III

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 IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Securicar fetching $4,000.

The 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 two-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).

Trivia

General

  • Its name is both a combination of the words "Security" and "Car", and a reference to the British security company G4S (formerly Group 4 Securicor).
  • 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 is 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".

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The Securicar in Story Mode has no radio; the Police Scanner is added in its place.
  • Due to its status as a security vehicle, the Securicar is exempt from fares at Tollbooths.
  • 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 drivers do not carry guns.
    • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
    • A unique beige armored truck showing the LSDS logo appears in an artwork. It could be the cut variant in question.
  • 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 was not intended for use of the player.
  • If the driver or passenger performs a drive-by, the door windows will disappear.

See Also

References

  1. File Data:
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  2. The random event "Armored Trucks" was removed from the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto Online in the Freemode Events Update to make room for the Freemode Events added in the same update, however the trucks can still be found in the original version of GTA Online.


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