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  • Obama's Car STuck At Embasssy

    Kind of a funny video of Obama's car getting stuck, short but sweet! :D

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    First thing I thought when I saw this is that they're sure lucky no uncouth hostiles were in the area...

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      The armored cars weigh an insane amount (I can't remember exactly but I heard the figure on a discovery channel program and it was very high) so this makes sense :icon_lol:



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      • #4
        Re: Obama's Car STuck At Embasssy

        Originally posted by Flarfignuggen View Post
        First thing I thought when I saw this is that they're sure lucky no uncouth hostiles were in the area...
        Even so that thing is an armoured tank. The president would be safe even if attacked by over 40 hostiles armed with C4. That thing is a monster.

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        • #5
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          This is why tanks have tracks and not wheels. :p A tank with four wheels is going to get stuck.

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            Originally posted by NorthPlum View Post
            That thing is a monster.
            Well, it is The Beast.

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              It's Wiki article is missing a lot of sources (in fact some of this stuff sounds like it came right out of a bad spy movie), but for what it's worth here is a description of The Beast:

              Most details of the car are classified for security reasons; however, it is known[by whom?] that it is fitted with military grade armor at least five inches thick, and the wheels are fitted with run flat tires that makes the vehicle drivable for a certain period of time. The doors weigh as much as a Boeing 757 airplane cabin door. The engine is equipped with a Eaton Twin Vortices Series 1900 supercharger system. The vehicle's fuel tank is leak-proof and is invulnerable to explosions. Due to the thickness of the glass, much natural light is excluded, so a fluorescent halo lighting system in the headliner is essential. The outside crowd is only heard through internal speakers. The car is perfectly sealed against biochemical attacks and has its own oxygen supply and firefighting system built into the trunk. Unseen at a glance are two holes hidden inside the lower part of the vehicle's front bumper, which are able to emit tear gas. The vehicle can also fire a salvo of multi-spectrum infrared smoke grenades as a countermeasure to a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) or anti-tank missile (ATGM) attack and to act as a visual obscurant to operator guided missiles. This is fired remotely by the USSS countermeasures Suburban which trails the limo and contains the sensors to detect the launch of such an attack. The limo is equipped with a driver's enhanced video system which allows the driver to operate in an infrared smoke environment. This driver's enhanced video system also contains bumper mounted night vision cameras for operation in pitch black conditions. Kept in the trunk is a blood bank of the President's blood type. Interestingly, there is no key hole in the doors. A special trick, known only to Secret Service agents, is required to gain access to the passenger area. Furthermore, the entire limo can be locked like a bank vault.

              The car can seat seven people, including the president. The front seats two, and includes a console-mounted communications center. A Remington Arms shotgun is kept beneath the driver's seat, stashed between his seat and door. A glass partition divides the front from back. Three rear-facing seats are in the back, with cushions that are able to fold over the partition. The two rear seats are reserved for the president and another passenger; these seats have the ability to recline individually. A folding desk is between the two rear seats. Storage compartments in the interior panels of the car contain communications equipment which is called the Limousine Control Package and is operated by the White House Communication Agency. This is the voice and data device that links the vehicle to the WHCA Roadrunner at the rear of the motorcade allowing command and control (or "C2") functions to be performed from the limo. The Secret Service refers to the heavily armored vehicle as The Beast. The car is driven by a highly trained Secret Service agent who is capable of performing a J-turn. This maneuver, taught at the USSS training facility outside Washington D.C., can turn the limo 180 degrees in matter of seconds to escape any trouble. The President's lead protective agent usually sits in the front passenger seat.
              Last edited by Harlequin; 05-29-2011, 10:32 AM.

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              • #8
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                I heard in a BBC report that apparently it is plated with ceramic tiles. Whatever the case, those doors are freaking huge!

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                • #9
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                  I can just imagine the driver turning around and saying, "What do you think? Should we get out and push?"

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                  • #10
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                    it honestly looks like the air suspension had a catastrophic failure on the front axle... if you watch, the car drops onto the peak, it doesn't roll onto it. I would assume it took a semi tow truck to move the vehicle.
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