This Beast is definitely a sight to behold – and there are few times it is better showcased than during an inaugural.
The presidential limousine is a state of the art vehicle designed to evade terrorist attacks, comprising of 8 inch armour plating in the doors with ballistic glass, a night vision camera and run flat tyres.
Some standard trim pieces, like headlamps from an Escalade and tail lights from the now-discontinued STS keep it looking vaguely Cadillac-like.The Secret Service makes use of a C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft to haul The Beast, a second limo and a heavily armored Chevrolet Suburban communications vehicle, any time the President is traveling.Worth of Beast around, the diesel engine isn’t a rocket. Hitting 60 mph from a complete stop takes about 15 seconds
It’s most probably impervious to handheld guns, but for rockets, I wouldn’t try to push my luck in it. Even the venerable RPG-7 with a PG-7VL round (now over 35 years old) would most likely penetrate with a direct hit (PG-7VL is rated to >20” of RHA). An AT-4 with HP and HEAT rounds are rated at over 16-20” of RHA. And that’s before we get to guided things like the Javelin, which