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OT Trivia was Re: Boot lock

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Subject: OT Trivia was Re: Boot lock
From: "Dan Ray" <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 12:39:05 -0500
Well, hey...NO military trucks have built in locks! Ignition or otherwise!
(at least not US ones). Every HMMWV (aka "Humvee" and the "Jeeps" before
them) comes with a bikelock cable thing that you wrap around the steering
wheel and secure with a big "series200" lock - same with the bigger
vehicles. You can still start it and drive it in a straight line (to get
away from a raging fire, for example). An M1A1 tank is secured by locking
the one hatch that comes from the factory with a hasp and all others lock
latch on the inside. Next time you have a military display in your town
check 'em out and you'll see what I mean.
Just a little military trivia.
73 B

>Even more stupid, when I bought a Post Office Jeep there was no key for it.
>It seems that the PO ordered all the Jeeps with the same lock. Steal one
>and you could get into every truck! Their next step for them was to drill
>holes in the jeep and use a lock and chain to keep the doors locked.

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