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Know about the President Obama’s the Beast the Bomb Proof limousine Cadillac One Important 23 Facts about the President Obama’s limo

Know about the President Obama’s the Beast the Bomb Proof
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Important 23 Facts about the President Obama’s limo

The presidential state car is the official state car used by the President of the United States.
Presidential car is called as Cadillac One and occasionally as Limo One or the Beast.

Cadillac has built limousines and special vehicles for U.S. presidents, diplomats, ambassadors and foreign dignitaries since the early 20th century

In 1919 President Wilson first time used a Cadillac through the streets of Boston during a World War I victory parade.

1938 –
Two Cadillac convertibles, dubbed the "Queen Mary" and "Queen Elizabeth," were delivered to the U.S. government.
The vehicles were 21.5 feet long, weighed 7,660 pounds and were equipped with a full ammunition arsenal, two-way radios and heavy-duty generators.
The two "Queens" served Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The first car specially built for presidential use was the 1939 Lincoln V12 convertible called the Sunshine Special, used by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1941 –
Gangster Al Capone owned the Cadillac but the car was confiscated by the Treasury Department following Capone's arrest and stored in an impound lot.
After Pearl Harbour Attack by Japan the following day 8 December 1941, a heavily armored 1928 Cadillac 341A Town Sedan, originally belonging to gangster Al Capone, was use to transport the president to the Capitol to deliver his speech.
Roosevelt used the Capone car until his "Sunshine Special" was modified to be bulletproof.
The Ford Motor Company leased the car to the office of the president for $500 a year.
The Car served up to Year 1948 and now the car is permanent display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan

1956 – 1968
The Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth II convertibles replaced the original series.
The Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth II served President Eisenhowe, Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Both vehicles were retired in 1968.
President John F. Kennedy's limousine, in which he was assassinated, was a 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible
The Johnson administration used three 1965 Lincoln Continental Executive limousines; two were for presidential use and one for Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.

President Obama travels in an especially custom made car which protects him

It’s not the car we can call it a tank.

Its official call sign is Cadillac One, but it will always be known as the Obamobile.

Let’s understand and know the Beast Bomb Proof GM Cadillac the limousine in which President Obama travels.

The US Secret Service reputedly refers to these heavyweight machines as 'the beast'.

Secret Service calls it 'the beast' in which the 44th President of the United States of America, Barak Obama travels.

1.Price - £ 300,000

2.The presidential seal is embroidered on the back seat and door panels, and can be found on the outside of the rear doors.

3.Two flags on the front wings, when the President flew in residence – so to speak – the American flag on the right side of the presidential standard on the left.

4.LED lights illuminate the flags at night

5.Obama's new presidential limo is a GMC truck chassis dressed in Cadillac bodywork.

6.Length -18ft

7.Height – 5ft 10inch

8.Engine – 6.5 litre diesel engine

9.Max speed – 60MPH and 0-6mph – 15secs

10.Fuel Consumption – about eight miles to the gallon

11.Petrol Tank – Armour plated and filled with specially designed foam which prevents it from exploding even if it suffers a direct hit.

12.Boot – Holds oxygen supply and a firefighting system

13.Rear compartment – Seats four passengers with glass partition, only President Obama has a switch to lower it. Windows larger than on previous presidential cars. Panic button installed for Obama to summon help.

14.Rear Seats – President Obama’s seat has an executive package featuring a foldaway desktop, laptop computer with Wi-Fi, satellite phone and direct line to the vice president and the Pentagon.

15.Doors – Armour plated, eight inches thick and the weight of a cabin door on a Boeing 757 Jet.

16.bodywork –combination of dual hardness steel, aluminum , titanium and even ceramic to break up possible projectiles

17.Drivers window – Tough enough to withstand armour piercing bullets. The only window that opens by just three inches so the driver can pay a toll or talk with secret service agents running alongside.

18.Driver’s compartment – standard steering wheel but dash board contains a communication centre and GPS tracking system.

19.Chauffeur – trained by CIA to cope in most demanding of driving conditions.

20.Chassis – a reinforced five inch steel plate runs under the car for protection in the unlikely even of a bomb placed underneath.

21.Tyres – Kevlar reinforced shred and puncture resident with steel rims underneath enabling the car to escape at speed even if tyres are blasted away.

22.Defence accessories – Equipped with night vision cameras and pump action shotguns. Armed with tear gas cannons. Bottles of the presidents blood kept on board in case he needs an emergency transfusion

23.Presidential car is called as Cadillac One and occasionally as Limo One or the Beast.

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