Meat Wagon is a vehicle featured in Twisted Metal (2012). Meat Wagon is a 1959 Cadillac Ambulance and has a rather humorous, yet creative, special weapon: a terminally-ill patient strapped with TNT on a rocket propelled gurney.
Meat Wagon's primary special attack is a homing gurney, which can be launched from the front or behind. The secondary special is similar, however, the player can guide the gurney manually to hit a target where it will detonate on impact or remotely detonate it to inflict splash damage.
Vehicle Type: Ambulance
Speed: 2/5 (65/130 mph)
Armor: 3/5 (210 Hit Points)
Special Weapons: 3/5
- Gurney Bomber (40 Points), Piloted Gurney Bomber (90 Points)
- "Meat Wagon" is a slang term for ambulance. It stems from the fact that early ambulances, which were based on car chassis rather than a van chassis, often had a high death rate due to the fact that medical equipment back then was primitive compared to the medical equipment standard on today's medical ambulances.
- It's very likely that Meat Wagon is a tribute to "Ozone", a vehicle featured in the 1998 car combat game "Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012" (developed by SingleTrac), which was also an 1960's Miller Meteor ambulance.
- Coincidentally, Meat Wagon shares the same name of the "Oscar Mayer"-esque hot dog truck vehicle also featured in "Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012".
It strongly resembles the Ecto-1 from the Ghostbusters movies.
- According to some early concept art, Meat Wagon was originally set to be a modern-day medical ambulance. It is unknown why the change was made. It's possible that the original body shape would've been too similar to Sweet Tooth.
- Though most of Meat Wagon is based off the 1959 Cadillac Ambulance Miller-Meteor Futura, the front of meat wagon resembles the 1965 Cadillac Ambulance.
- Meat Wagon and Road Boat have the same amount of health (210 HP).
|Twisted Metal (1995)|
|Sweet Tooth - Yellow Jacket - Darkside - Outlaw - Thumper - Crimson Fury - Pit Viper - Warthog - Mr. Grimm - Spectre - Hammerhead - Roadkill|
|Twisted Metal 2|
|Twister - Axel - Mr. Slam - Minion - Shadow - Grasshopper|
|Twisted Metal III|
|Auger - Club Kid - Firestarter - Flower Power|
|Twisted Metal 4|
|Orbital - Pizza Boy - Quatro - Calypso - Goggle Eyes - Meter Maid - Trash Man - The Joneses - Drag Queen - Rob Zombie - Micro Blast - Crusher - Moon Buggy - RC Car - Create Car|
|Twisted Metal: Black|
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|Twisted Metal: Small Brawl|
|Mime - Trapper - Piecemeal|
|Twisted Metal: Head-On|
|ATV - Cousin Eddy - Dark Tooth - Tower Tooth|
|Twisted Metal: Lost|
|12-Pak - Gold Tooth|
|Twisted Metal (2012)|
|Death Warrant - Road Boat - Kamikaze - Reaper - Talon - Meat Wagon - Vermin - Juggernaut|