US Presidents Donald Trump have a history of being shot. It’s one thing the secret Service is cognizant of. however the extent they’re prepared to travel to in order to stay the Commander-in-Chief is obvious in the new presidential Cadillac. It’s a rigorously designed, custom-made ‘beast’.
At nearly 10 tonnes, it’s little surprise that has become its nickname. Some 15 are on order to be scattered concerning the country, for Trump’s convenience.
While all glossy chrome and black on the surface, the shine conceals a 20cm thick protecting ‘wall’. It’s a composite array of steel, ceramic and kevlar plate armour, beside fireproof and shock-resistant materials.
On Sunday, the secret Service flew into ny with the newest in a long series of specially designed presidential limousines. Like its precursor, which came into service throughout Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration, the new limousine goes by the nickname The Beast. And considering it weighs in at somewhere close to 20,000 pounds, that’s clearly appropriate.
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Intended to appear sort of a stretched version of a Cadillac XT6 sedan, it’s one of a dozen that make up a contract initially estimated at $15.8 million and designed to assist the commander in chief survive nearly each attainable style of attack from a terrorist or assassin. And, if the president is battle-scarred, the Beast has an intensive vary of medical supplies on board, as well as a refrigerator full of the president’s own blood group.
While details on the new limos are unknown, Obama’s Beast reportedly had 8-inch thick armor, 5-inch thick bulletproof windows, and run-flat tires. a completely sealed interior protects passengers from chemical attacks.
Two limos ar forever in presidential motorcades, that simultaneously provides a operating spare ride and adds A level of confusion as to that limousine carries the top of state.
The Beast twins don’t travel alone. rather than station multiple pairs of vehicles round the country and the world, the secret Service flies the limos in a very C17 Globemaster to any location where the president lands. an equivalent cars ar forever used and guarded. associate armored Chevrolet suburban nicknamed roadrunner that is a mobile communications office conjointly travels on the aircraft and accompanies the limo.