Char­lie tools up in the war against ter­ror


PRINCE Charles and Camilla are set to be given a £300,000 bul­let­proof car to pro­tect them against the Tal­iban.

The space-age, ar­mour-plated BMW is equipped with a range of anti-ter­ror de­vices that could save the royal cou­ple’s lives in the event of am­bush.

Ca­pa­ble of de­flect­ing gun­fire and poi­son gas, the James Bond-style ve­hi­cle is be­ing tested by Scot­land Yard cops.

The BMW 760 in­cludes bul­let­proof wind­screens as well as an “as­sault alarm” that will au­to­mat­i­cally put out fires.

If its sen­sors de­tect poi­son gas, the alarm au­to­mat­i­cally shuts the win­dows and air vents and trig­gers the cen­tral lock­ing sys­tem.

It also has hid­den mi­cro­phones and speak­ers that al­low the driver and body­guards to com­mu­ni­cate with peo­ple out­side the ve­hi­cle with­out hav­ing to wind down win­dows.

Dai Davies, a former head of royal pro­tec­tion at Scot­land Yard, said: “This is by far the best se­cu­rity car of its kind.”

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