The Inkas Sentry Civilian Is a Ford F-550 Armored SWAT Truck for Rich Families

Want to make your presence known at the school drop-off line? Drop $350,000 on one of these.

byChris Chin|
The Inkas Sentry Civilian Is a Ford F-550 Armored SWAT Truck for Rich Families


Is there someone on the school drop-off line you're beefin' with? Inkas might have a solution to your problem: the 2020 Sentry Civilian. The Canadian vehicle outfitter just revealed a family-friendly, and supposedly daily-drivable version of its Sentry armored truck that's usually reserved for SWAT teams.

Based on the same platform as the Ford F-550, the Inkas Sentry Civilian adds layers of bullet-resistant glass and body armor to the heavy-duty platform. To handle all that extra weight, Inkas up-rates the suspension, brakes, electrical system, and other components.

Of course, keeping the youngins safe is a big reason why a family might consider a SWAT-rated vehicle. That's where the up-armored goodies come in. The armor body panels are rated up to a CEN 1063 BR6, meaning it can withstand a 7.62mm rifle round, or two DM51 hand-grenades. In case of ambush on the way to work or school, the package includes separate protection for the truck’s battery and central electronic control module, as well as run-flat bulletproof tires that can handle an off-road escape route.

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Under the hood is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8, paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission, producing 330 horsepower and 750 pound-feet of torque. 

“At Inkas, we love to innovate, we love to create something that fills a niche, that satisfies a need—whether it’s a civilian vehicle or a full-scale armored personnel carrier,” Inkas CEO David Khazanski said in a statement. “We are confident that the updated design and new interior features will not disappoint the civilian market.”

Optional features include high-end entertainment systems for the massive cabin, 360-degree cameras, an advanced air purifier—you know, in case your enemies have chemical weapons—and even massaging seats wrapped in the finest leather available.

And then there's the price: $350,000 to start. It's a lot, but that's the price to pay for peace of mind in a dangerous world. Just one reminder; save enough coin to fill its 40-gallon tank.