Category: Armored Vehicles

Articles about the Beast

The government is looking for a new beast http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/06/21/us-govt-starts-shopping-for-new-presidential-limousine/ Cadillac may compete for the new Beast Chttp://wot.motortrend.com/cadillac-may-compete-for-new-secret-service-armored-limo-contract-381829.html#axzz2Y02wTfX6 Speaking of the Beast -a clip from the…

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Motorcade Crash – Senator Harry Reid

Kopis Center

November of 2012 Senator Harry Reid’s motorcade was involved in a multi-vehicle accident in Las Vegas. The Senator was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Two of the motorcade drivers were cited by the Nevada Highway Patrol for following too closely and making an improper lane change.

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Armored Cars and Tires

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Other than the armor, tires are the most important part of an armored vehicle. Tires are one of the very few components the driver can easily modify that will produce substantial changes to the vehicle’s performance and safety. My experience tells me that most problems with armored vehicles start with the tires (Specifically the front tires) not able to handle the vehicle’s additional weight.

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Armoring Small Vehicles

Armor for small cars

In the past armoring light weight vehicles was not something that was recommended. BUT in Mexico and in other locations around the world armoring smaller vehicles is a reality of the security environment.

Whether armoring a large or small vehicle the basic theory of armored vehicles does not change.

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