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The GUN Military Truck is a vehicle that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a military truck belonging to the Guardian Units of Nations, and was sent after Sonic the Hedgehog during the Space Colony ARK incident.

The truck appears during stages, where it serves as a moving and dangerous obstacle that will pursue Sonic relentlessly for a period of time.

Description

Appearance

The GUN Military Truck resembles a colossal Mack Superliner or GMC General, being as wide as a two-way street and as tall as a small building. It is predominantly grey and black with a heavily armored exterior, has the "GUN" emblem written on the front and possesses an equally large semi-trailer with the symbol of G.U.N. on the sides.

In Sonic Generations, the GUN Military Truck was given a slight update design-wise, possessing more refined details and armor, as well as an extra set of seats with its own windshield set just above the main one, but otherwise remained much the same.

Features and abilities

The GUN Military Truck keeping up with Sonic's speed, from the console/PC version of Sonic Generations.

The GUN Military Truck is a quite powerful and durable vehicle, capable of running over entire cars and apartments buildings without slowing down. It is also very fast despite its size, being able to keep up with Sonic's running speed and making extremely sharp turns at top speed. It is later shown to have additional features, such as three massive circular saws on extendable arms protruding from the top of its cab, rocket boosters that allow it to fly, and storage compartments for deploying various G.U.N. robots.

Game appearances

Sonic Adventure 2

The GUN Military Truck, from Sonic Adventure 2.

The GUN Military Truck's debut appearance was in Sonic Adventure 2 and later its enhanced port, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. It can only be encountered in City Escape. Here, it was sent to re-capture Sonic after he escaped from the military's custody.

The GUN Military Truck appears behind Sonic after he passes the last Point Marker of City Escape. From there, the GUN Military Truck will chase Sonic down through a section of the stage where the camera angle has been turned 180 degrees. During the chase, the truck will slow if Sonic slows down too, though it will not stop pursuing him. Touching the GUN Military Truck will damage the player, and the truck itself in indestructible, meaning the player has to keep avoiding it until they reach the end of the chase where the GUN Military Truck will crash into a brick overpass. In Hard mode for City Escape, the GUN Military Truck will move faster and is less forgiving. It is notably infamous for plowing over several of the parked cars in its path.

Sonic Generations

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the GUN Military Truck appears as a part of the remade version of City Escape. It appears in both Act 1 and Act 2 of the Stage where it serves as an obstacle to the player. Like in Sonic Adventure 2, the truck is indestructible and will damage the player if they touch it.

In City Escape Act 1, the GUN Military Truck continues its role of perusing Classic Sonic, but varies so from two different angles. Here, it will either pursue the player through different sections or move towards the player from somewhere in the background at certain points in the Act, where it can both damage the player and destroy platforms, thus eliminating nearby shortcuts that the player can take. This can be avoided if the player uses the platforms before the truck destroys them. At the end of the Act, the GUN Military Truck will again pursue Classic Sonic on platforms, which serve like ladders for the player, and try to mow them down frequently, only to crash into a bridge support beam at the Goal Plate. When it first appears by smashing through a house, it is in mint condition, but when it reappears following the skateboard portion of the Act, it looks to be in really bad shape as it is covered in dents and the tires are shredded. Not to mention driving more recklessly, with it almost toppling over at some points with how the trailer swings out when the truck makes a sharp turn. When it lands for the final chase before hitting the bridge support, the truck is smoking badly from several places around the cab and the smokestacks are about ready to fall off. The collision with the bridge support pretty much finishes off the truck, with it demolishing it completely as it lies on its side during the final point tally.

The GUN Military Truck chasing Modern Sonic, from the console/PC version of Sonic Generations.

In City Escape Act 2, the GUN Military Truck is encountered in the way as it was in Sonic Adventure 2. However, the truck is faster and more determined about pursuing Modern Sonic here, and appears to have been fully repaired from the Classic Sonic pursuit in Act 1, as it is in mint condition again and has been armed with new equipment to handle Modern Sonic. The player encounters it near the end of the Act and has to outrun it, with the camera angle having been turned 180 degrees during the chase. However, in addition to pursuing Modern Sonic, the GUN Military Truck will also use three saw-blades that emerge from the trailer to attack from afar, which the player can avoid by moving to the side while the truck is preparing them. Near the end of the chasing section, it will reveal its rocket boosters, after retracting the saw blades back into the trailer, to charge after Modern Sonic on a vertical wall. It is ultimately defeated after it crashes into a large building and subsequently explodes, ending its threat permanently.

The GUN Military Truck can also be seen amongst the floating debris during the battle with the Time Eater.

In other media

Archie Comics

The GUN Military Truck, from Sonic the Hedgehog #98.

The GUN Military Truck makes a small appearance in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-off comic series published by Archie Comics as a part of the comics' adaption of Sonic Adventure 2. It has only appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog #98, where Sonic ran into the GUN Military Truck and had to flee from it after escaping from Paladin Team Sigma-Alpha 2.

Trivia

  • The emblem on the vehicle is a texture that reads "GUN Military Truck".
  • The GUN Military Truck trying to kill Sonic is quite similar to how an Orca tries to kill Sonic in Emerald Coast in Sonic Adventure.
  • The GUN Military Truck was possibly a soldier transportation unit to begin, as it deploys robots for Sonic to fight in City Escape Act 1 in Sonic Generations.
  • It is possible to outrun the GUN Military Truck in City Escape Act 1 in Sonic Generations by using the Spin Dash.
  • A vehicle resembling the GUN Military Truck appears in issue 19 of IDW Publishing's Sonic the Hedgehog comic series.
  • The trailer portion of the GUN Military Truck from Sonic Adventure 2 is made up of an enlarged Steel Container.
  • The G.U.N Military Truck's horn used in Sonic Generations is actually a stock horn sound.

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