With random terrorist attacks,continued violence on the streets,and an increase in social injustice,personal safety is becoming more of a prime concern than ever before.
The wide spread violence around the world is contributing to alarming safety issues,not only affecting the rich and famous,but also for law enforcement agencies,executives,diplomats,politicians and heads of states.
Armored car industries such as Amormax,INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing,Texas Armoring Corporation and Alpha Armouring Panzerung GmbH are some of the armoring companies leading the waves in converting luxury vehicles into the ultimate protection to help for an easy escape when a threat occurs.
Cars are normally dis-assembled and either place steel and kevlar protection under the car’s outer frame or place layers of polyethylene,a man-made material that’s 10 times stronger than steel but light enough to float on water.The gas tank is protected with ballistic nylon and covered with a water-resistant coating.All windows are replaced with superior quality and ballistic protection glass that fits the car just like the original one.
To armor an Escalade at ARMORMAX,the standard B4 package runs you around $58,500 plus the cost of the vehicle.A $2 million luxury bus was created for an head of state and few Maybach’s delivered at about $550,000 a piece.
Car manufacturers are also creating custom built armored cars for elite customers including BMW,with vehicles designed to withstand a range of three risk categories–street crime(up to a .44 Magnum),organized crime(attacks with an automatic AK-47)and attacks with explosive devices.
Mercedes offers a Maybach S600 Pullman Guard,which is heavily-armored and has a VR10-level for protection and Land Rover offers up the Range Rover Sentinel(above $400,000),which includes a steel-plated armored passenger cell and windows of optical-quality multi-laminated armor privacy glass with a 3.9 inch opening in the driver’s window for passing documents.The Sentinel is certified to VR8 standard against ballistic threats,which means it can withstand 7.62 mm high-velocity,armor-piercing incendiary rounds,33 lb. TNT explosions,and DM51 grenades going off both beneath the floor and on the roof.
Some of the features found in bulletproof cars Includes:
Diff. between normal glass and bulletproof glass
Most shooters aim at the windows because they can see through it.The ballistic glass is made of highly resistant,optically advanced,and transparent materials which in combination can stop most of the bullets available in the world today.A combination of several layers of glass and avant-garde flexible,transparent materials provide for the best of optics and protection ranging from low-level hand-gun to high power rifle ballistic protection.
Designed to absorb the impact from Improvised Explosive Devices(IEDs)and lessening the shrapnel associated with pipe bombs,hand grenades,and other fragments around explosives.
Run Flat Tires
It assures continued operation of the vehicle as a result of road hazards or ballistic impact and in the event of a total tire blowout.Inside each tire is a ballistic rubberized plastic ring that acts as a back-up.
Run-flat tires will carry you,safely,for 50 miles (80 kilometers)at approximately 70 miles per hour(100 kilometers an hour),as it is considered an adequate distance required to escape or leave a dangerous situation to a safe zone.
Armoring Company like International Armoring Corporation(Armomax)also offer some James Bond style extras to your armored cars like the-
Smoke Screen-2nd Video
Being chased?This options creates a smoke screen/cloud to shake off the chasers.This machine heats a volatile material(typically oil or an oil based mixture)to evaporate it,then mixes the vapor with cool external air at a controlled rate so it condenses to a mist with a controlled droplet size.
Road Tacks-1st Video
Deploying road tacks can greatly increase your chance to escape a dangerous situation.It allows the driver to remotely release tire damaging and deflating devices from behind the car’s rear wheels onto the roadway in order to disable the pursuit of a following vehicle.
Vehicles equipped with an external microphone allow protected communication with others outside of the vehicle without having to lower a window or open a door.This microphone is extremely sensitive and is mounted in or near the drivers outside door mirror.
Electric Shock Handles-2nd Video
The electric door handle system operates with a power inverter that converts the 12-volt battery voltage into a 120-volt current fed directly to the door handles.To operate the system,cars are installed with a shielded toggle switch inside the vehicle for added safety precautions.
On demand,a Porsche Cayenne(above pics)was fitted with a roof pod containing two forward-facing remote-controlled M16s assault rifles with 100 rounds each,a third M-16 also hidden behind the flip-down rear license plate,and two rear-facing claymore mine-launching tubes also added.
A central control unit enabled all the firepower to be conveniently handled from the comfort of the drivers or passenger seat.Seven cameras were also mounted outside of the vehicle and fed into the navigation system to assist in firing the weapons properly when visibility is limited.
Satellite Global Phone
For business and emergency communications,it enables you to call and receive calls virtually from anywhere in the world.
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