I finally learned the meaning of the FDK acronym.

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I finally learned the meaning of the FDK acronym.

Postby tehCal » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:00 pm

FDK, as most of you are aware, is Gastown Firecar #3 -- a Volkswagen Type 1, or Beetle. Also known during WW2 as a Kraft durch Freude-Wagen, or KdF-Wagen. You see where I'm going with this?

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The car's unofficial name refers to Nazi Germany's state-operated leisure organisation "Strength Through Joy". So in War Boy culture, it is misremembered (perhaps deliberately) as Freude durch Kraft, or "Joy By Force". Which certainly seems more appropriate in this context.

A high-up source confirmed this, and that "War Boy dyslexia" allows it to be read as "fucked", which is a pretty reasonable description of the car after its run-in with the War Rig!
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Re: I finally learned the meaning of the FDK acronym.

Postby Nightwalker » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:57 am

Very good explanation indeed. But I think the better translation for "Freude" would be "happiness". For a regime that forces people to be happy.
"UNDERSTEER" is when you hit the fence with the front of the car.
"OVERSTEER" is when you hit the fence with the rear of the car.
"HORSEPOWER" is how fast you hit the fence.
"TORQUE" is how far you take the fence with you.
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Re: I finally learned the meaning of the FDK acronym.

Postby Foxtrot X-Ray » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:29 pm

I just look at it and say "Where's the bloody radiator?" :lol:
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Re: I finally learned the meaning of the FDK acronym.

Postby Nightwalker » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:38 pm

Maybe at the same place as the radiator of the Nux car. Flat under the rear end.

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Isn't that a (small) radiator behind the engine right beneath the front shield?
"UNDERSTEER" is when you hit the fence with the front of the car.
"OVERSTEER" is when you hit the fence with the rear of the car.
"HORSEPOWER" is how fast you hit the fence.
"TORQUE" is how far you take the fence with you.
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Re: I finally learned the meaning of the FDK acronym.

Postby zebramoth » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:11 pm

if it's a Volkswagen, why is the engine in the front at all? And Volkswagen engines were air cooled, so no radiator.
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Re: I finally learned the meaning of the FDK acronym.

Postby tehCal » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:59 pm

It is highly modified, but it's definitely a Volkswagen Type 1.
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