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Why would there be any need to travel faster than 15 mph or less in the monster truck? 15 MPH is fast enough to crush anything in its path, plus decrease the chances of spinning upside down. Heck, the driver may not even need to push the accelerator since coasting may be adequate.
If there was a bumpy terrain or traffic filled motorway, again, go slow, look for to go around it or back track. Nothing remotely will be a danger being 15ft in the air unless running out of gas, but the tanks this same danger. The tank will have some difficulty driving over all the cars as well.
I was aware of that tanks don't run out of gas. Tanks have just as bad fuel economy than monster trucks maybe even worse. Since when can zombies climb, they have no cognitive abilities, they are brain dead.
Tanks have no windows, so once the zombies fail to see human beings after an hour they would simply lose interest and assume the humans have disappeared. In fact why would they see humans in the first place, as far as they're concerned it's just a large lump of inedible metal that's running over them.
On the other hand, Monster trucks have windows. Zombies can see humans inside and will climb over one another until they get the humans.
Let's suppose you're in the city, there are buildings zombies in the buildings a least a couple of floors high would be able to see humans in the truck, when they give chase other zombies would figure out that it's something worth chasing.
Yeah... because of it's threads... catterpillar threads are good on most terrain but can it go on solid ice, and if you're good in inventing, you can just make special snow tires or better offroad tires
Okay... No offence to any existent Zombie but, Zombies are kinda dumb. So I believe that a monster truck would also be a good idea but with a tank I'd feel safer deep inside and kill a lot of zombies in one go altogether.
The tank would definitely be better since it was designed for combat situations. It can easily rain bullets or shells down on the zombies before they can get close. If they do get close, the tank could easily run them over.
Modern day tanks have great maneuverability and move about 40 mph, weighing about 90 tons per unit. The armor is impenetrable to almost all weapons, even nuclear ones, so it can't be damaged by zombies. Supplies are always carried with the tank, so it can be easily repaired.
Overall, the Monster Truck can't hope to match the superiority of any Main Battle Tank.
Lol dude monster truck is better :) You need less oil and a monster truck is basically a giant jeep, so you have mobility. Also finding tank ammo is very hard unless you go to a military base. Monster truck is big and tall with great mobility, but if 100 zombies pushed the monster truck it could fall? IDK, but I would choose monster truck realistically.
The fight or flight system of our bodies is kinda flawed... and just look at the gears of the tanks... if you got something hard between them, you'll get stuck as well as the trucks's metal grids. I would rather flight at first then fight later when I got some better guns
Tank. You can just close and latch the top hatch, then it is pretty impossible for them to get in. They can just crawl through the window of the truck if they get up to it. I would still rather have something like and AC-130 instead though.
Just because the format lists two choices does not mean we are limited to those two. There is nothing in the description to suggest I cannot answer the actual question posted by this debate (other than the format which is not part of the description).
Where does it say we are all civilians? It just asks for the best vehicle. You are adding your own ideas to it just like I am adding my own. There is also nothing to suggest that a civilian won't have a smaller ship. There also millionaires and billionaires with their own spaceships.
Like I said, that is only because of the format. The question itself does not ask us to choose between a tank and a truck. It also does not suggest that we are alone, so a tank or truck is fine (technically, one person can drive a tank, don't need weapons). You are adding a lot of your own ideas to this debate and limiting open discussion.
Weaponry shouldn't be a primary concern for a vehicle, especially since the tank's will be almost impossible to replenish and it won't be as effective on zombies. Also I'm pretty sure the fuel would be a problem, too, even more so than for the monster truck.
A vehicle should move fast, be fuel-efficient, and not get stuck. I think even the monster truck would be too big, especially if you were trying to get around in a big city, but it has that advantage over the tank, too.
Although the tank has the weaponry, the monster truck has the mobility and speed. The giant tires of the monster truck will serve as great weaponry running over a very large herd of zombies whereas the tank may get stuck and lose mobility.
You all in the tanks side are idiots, how can a civilian drive a modern tank without any experience... and how can you get in it without the right key or some kind of a way to get in when you can just upgrade the monster truck's armor, and tell me, if you've run out of ammo, how can you replenish it if you're in the middle of the city... be practical and start thinking for once
this shouldn't even be a debate, tanks are slow and take more gas, the key to a zombie apocalypse is speed and resource savings. monster truck has both compared to tank, plus is suspended in air away from zombies. if one zombie gets in a tank, no escape, in a monster truck climb out the other door. Id only take a tank to take it into the mountain and bury it with nothing above ground but the hatch half hidden as a night fortress, but since the debate is what vehicle it implies vehicular functions rather than shelter. so what would i rather have: tank, but what would i rather run around in": monster truck.
I would have to go with the Monster Truck given the two choices, but I would prefer a toy hauler RV with bullet proof glass, a hydrogen fuel cell (powered by water), a stocked mini bar, a shower, LCD TV with Bluray player, and lots of room for weapons!