The presidential state car in the united states of America known as the Beast is maintained by the United States Secret Service which is transported in the hold of Air Force One. It is considered as the safest car across the world. Here is a look at some of the eye popping safety features of the car.
The body of The Beast is covered in military grade armour at least five inches thick. Combination of dual hardness steel, aluminium, titanium and ceramic to break up projectiles.The doors of The Beast are armoured plated 8 inches thick and the weight of a cabin door of a Boeing 757 jet. When closed they form a 100% seal to protect the occupants in the event of even a chemical attack. They can also be electrified to prevent intruders.
The windows of The Beast have five layers of glass and polycarbonate. They can withstand piercing bullets. None but the driver’s window can only open but for only 3 inches.
The chasis of The Beast has reinforced steel plates to protect the vehicle from bomb attacks.The Kevlar reinforced tyres are shred and puncture resistant with steel rims underneath. This enables the car to run even in case the tyres are destroyed.
The rear compartment of The Beast seats the President and up to four passengers with glass partition. Only the President has access to a switch to lower it. The car also has a panic button as well as its own oxygen supply.The President’s seat at the rear has a satellite phone with a direct line to the Vice President and the Pentagon.
The fuel tank is armoured plated and filled with a special foam that prevents it from exploding even after being involved in a crash.The boot part of the vehicle has firefighting system, tear gas and smoke screen dispensers.
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