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OWNER: Global Pyrotechnics
BODY: Ford Falcon XF Utility
CHASSIS: Ford F350 modified to shorter wheelbase
ENGINE: Naturally aspirated V8
TRANSMISSION: Ford C6 4WD model with high speed stall converter and competition torque converter
TYRES: 66 x 44 x 25 flotation type from Bridgestone
RIMS: 36" wide, 25" diameter 5mm x 3 piece construction, steel
STEERING: 4 wheel type –
TRANSFER CASE: Rockwell 2½ ton with high and low range (2:1 ratio) air shift 2WD/4WD selection
DIFFERENTIALS AND AXLES: 5 ton Rockwells with Detroit lockers mounted to mate up with 1:1 ratio right angle drives to transfer case
All about Aussie Destroyer
Aussie Destroyer made it first appearance not too long after its owners, Motor Mayhem, completed their tour of Malaysia in 2000. Previously known as the Flying Falcon, the truck's main transformation consisted of a new paintjob and name, in an effort to liven up the image of the truck which had been touring for so long.
The main highlight of Aussie Destroyer's career would come in January 2002, where it joined seven other monster trucks, as part of Australia’s first and biggest monster truck racing championships; a show which until this day has not been equalled in terms of monster trucks attending.
Sometime later in 2002, Aussie Destroyer, along with Nite Thunder would be purchased by a Sydney based film producer, whose intentions were to ship the trucks to South Africa, where they would undergo a transformation for use in a movie. However, production of the movie was placed on hold, due to safety concerns about filming in Africa. As a result, Aussie Destroyer was was sold to a buyer in Namibia, who has repainted the truck and now runs it through various motorsport themed events.