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    What Are The Black SUV's In Presidential Motorcade?

    Have you ever wondered what all those extra SUVs are in the Presidential or VIP motorcades?
    You know the ones with blackened windows that no one gets in or out of.

    Well, wonder no more.
    They have a 6 barreled 7.62 mm mini gun.
    They fire over 4,000 rounds per minute.
    The wipers need to be run to remove spent casings when the weapon is firing.

    This video is from the company that makes this happen.
    The vehicle is also armor plated.

    [youtube=425,350]KA2komJ3U7w[/youtube]

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    Re: What Are The Black SUV's In Presidential Motorcade?

    Those things look badass.
    I see them a lot working at MSP whenever the president flys in.
    I've always been told they are 'decoy' vehicles so you don't actually know which one he is in.
    Probably a combination of the two, but the guns are way cooler of an explanation.
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    Re: What Are The Black SUV's In Presidential Motorcade?

    Gol darn firewall > guess I'll have to wait to get home to check this out.

    Wonder how many gallons to the mile those things get :

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    Re: What Are The Black SUV's In Presidential Motorcade?

    Awesome!

    I need one of those for rush hour traffic in Houston.
    Talk about road rage gone bad!

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    Re: What Are The Black SUV's In Presidential Motorcade?

    I bet Knoght Rider would still Kick thier ass


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    Re: What Are The Black SUV's In Presidential Motorcade?

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I see them a lot working at MSP whenever the president flys in.
    Do they fly the SUV's in with the president, or how does it work?

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    Re: What Are The Black SUV's In Presidential Motorcade?

    "SKOL" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I see them a lot working at MSP whenever the president flys in.
    Do they fly the SUV's in with the president, or how does it work?
    They fly the entire motorcade in the night before in a huge airplane...

    For about 15-25 minutes before Airforce 1 touches down, ALL airport operations come to a hault (no incoming or outgoing commercial flights allowed)

    There is usually about 3 black helicopters that fly all over the airport during this 15 minutes checking things out.

    All roads are blocked off (we're stuck at work, and if you go to lunch at the wrong time, you not getting back for about a half hour)

    The entire motorcade is in a huge line waiting for him once he lands, and he quickly exists the plane and gets in one of the black SUVs. (from what I can tell from my typical vantage point)

    SS vehicles are driving all over the place.
    One time I was standing by the airport fence and they came racing up off of the road, and about 50 yards across lawn/grass to drive up to me.
    They had the stereotypical black sunglasss w/ suits on.
    They told me I had to go back into the building. I said I work here, they said "we don't care, get back inside the building".



    It's always intersting watching him come in.

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    Re: What Are The Black SUV's In Presidential Motorcade?

    Here is a picture I took a few years ago with a crappy camera phone...
    The plane looks much farther away than it actually was.

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/tsande00/Airforce1-3.jpg[/img]

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    Re: What Are The Black SUV's In Presidential Motorcade?

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "SKOL" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I see them a lot working at MSP whenever the president flys in.
    Do they fly the SUV's in with the president, or how does it work?

    For about 15-25 minutes before Airforce 1 touches down, ALL airport operations come to a hault (no incoming or outgoing commercial flights allowed)
    I'll vouch for that, we got caught up a few years ago flying into MSP with that and instead of landing on time ended up being 40 mins late touching down. My missus was not impressed
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    Re: What Are The Black SUV's In Presidential Motorcade?

    I always wondered, which SUV has the call girls in it?

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