Hog

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Hog
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Production information

Manufacturer:

AMG Transport Dynamics, Michelin-Vance and Bungie Motor Works[1]

Product line:

Civilian luxury transport

Model:

M12 Warthog FAV

Cost:

86,000 cR (2553 Standard Model)[2]
81,000 cR (2553 Manual-transmission)[2]
91,000 cR (2553 Limited edition)[2]

Technical specifications

Length:

6.1 meters (20 feet)

Width:

3.2 meters (10.5 feet)

Height:

3 meters (9.75 feet)

Mass:

3 metric tons (3.25 tons)

Maximum speed:

125 kph (78 mph)

Engine(s):

12.0 L liquid-cooled hydrogen-injected ICE

Hull:

ballistic polycarbonate, titanium, and carbon nanotube.

Crew:

  • Driver (1)
  • Passenger (1)
Usage

Role(s):

Luxury transport

Affiliation:

Civilian

 
"It's Beauty and the Beast."
— Advertisement for the Hog

The "Hog" is the civilian version of the ubiquitous M12 Warthog FAV utilized by the United Nations Space Command.[2]

Design details[edit]

Designed and manufactured by AMG Transport Dynamics, the three and half-ton civilian edition of the M12 Warthog FAV is available in a wide range of colors, trim, and equipment specifications. This heavy-duty, off-road vehicle is extremely popular with off-world explorers: compared to the military version, this is a luxurious automobile, with trans-system GPS; omni-directional, networked surround sound; an acoustic dampening field to cancel out road and engine noises; complete user-specific voice control; a highly efficient, long-range power cell; and the capability to drive itself.[2]

Editions[edit]

2549 model[edit]

"Drive with reckless abandon in the new 12th-gen Hog. Comfort, luxury, bone-crushing power; it's beauty and the beast."
— Warthog advertisement

The 2549 model had less power than the 2553 model per wheel in terms of horsepower and kilo-wattage. As with every other iteration of the Hog, each wheel has an independent drive-by-wire electric motor, with power generated by a forward-housed low-profile hydrogen I/C plant. The hydrogen fuel is burned at a very high temperature with a synthetic carbon and silicon catalyst to achieve better fuel consumption.[2]

2553 model[edit]

The 2553 edition features a Graf/Hauptman solar/saline actuator capable of converting up to 12 liters of fresh, brackish, or salt water into hydrogen, with increased efficiency allowing the vehicle to get a range of around 200 kilometers after an overnight condensation capture. It has advanced computer systems that allow a perfect distribution of power to every wheel over any surface and is only prone to flipping in hard-bank turns. Thanks to an increased structural rigidity and gas-inflated restraints, this vehicle holds the honor of having the highest passenger safety rating of any recreation vehicles in 2553.[2]

It has a wide range of colors, trim and equipment specifications. It also is built with trans-system GPS, omni-directional networked surround sound, complete user-specific voice control and a highly efficient long range power cell.[3]

The standard model starts at a hefty 86,000 UN credits. A manual-transmission version stickers at cR 81,000, while the limited edition wood-trimmed Classic Edition with winch, tow and luggage rack tops out at a price of cR 91,000.[2]

2556 model[edit]

"...best driving utility vehicle on the market."
Car & Pilot Magazine[4]

The 2556 model changes the body of the hog to a new chassis. It features a trans-system Global Positioning System, multi-user voice controls, high-quality surround sound system, and the luxurious appeal seen in previous editions of the Hog.[4] Actor Paul Gustafson‎ was cast for an advertisement of the model on Ganymede.[5]

2558 model[edit]

"Enjoy the latest in comfort and off-road performance with the 2558 HOG"
— Hog advertisement[6]

The 2558 model has a few minor changes in design compared to previous models, including railings around the vehicle.[6]

Trivia[edit]

  • A billboard for a yellow Civilian Warthog can be spotted on the Halo 2 multiplayer maps Headlong, Turf, and District, and the campaign level Metropolis. A variation of the billboard also appears in the Halo: Reach/Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary remake of Headlong, Breakneck.
  • The Warthog and Hog's relation is a parallel to the present days' Humvee and Hummer, and the past's military and civilian Jeeps.
  • The Civilian Warthog was featured in the December 2551 Edition of Car & Pilot Magazine.
  • The M12 LRV in Halo 3 can be made to look like a civilian Warthog through certain glitches. Something similar is possible in Halo: Reach by simply spawning a Kill Ball and an M12 LRV. Just grab the vehicle and move it into the Kill Ball for a second then move it out. The Kill Ball should render the vehicle without a turret, but the stand for the gun shall remain in place whereas in Halo 3, there is no visible evidence it was ever even there.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Metropolis (Hog advertisement)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Bungie.net: The AMG Civilian Warthog
  3. ^ Joyride Hog description
  4. ^ a b Hunt the Truth Hog advertisement
  5. ^ Hunt the Truth, Episode 007
  6. ^ a b 2558 Hog advertisement