Armoured vehicle glass from Romag has been specified for ‘Hell Kitty’; one of thirty bespoke armoured cars premiering on Sky One’s new demolition programme ‘Carnage’. The adrenaline-fuelled show is a cross between ‘Robot Wars’ and 2015’s blockbuster ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ where car builders and adrenaline junkies create giant post-apocalyptic fighting vehicles to do battle in themed arenas.
Romag was approached in 2017 by Attitude Autos, a bespoke vehicle builder specialising in public, theatrical and television industries who had been selected to compete on the show. The company found global fame in 2014 for building the world’s first adult sized ‘Crazy Coupé’ based on the popular Little Tikes toddler toy cars.
Romag supplied an 8.8mm thick, physical security, low iron windscreen able to withstand significant damage to protect the driver from impact fragments whilst maximising visibility in the heavily armoured vehicle.
John Bitmead, lead designer on the build commented “Competition in the arena was fierce with three cars battling for their place in the next round. To compete in the battles, the car had to be heavily armoured with defensive body armour and have up to three weapons for attacking other vehicles”.
“The car had to be able to protect itself from the possibility of projectiles in pressurised guns. Specialist armoured glass was required to keep our driver safe from the potential of broken glass and projectiles entering the cab”.
“Romag were extremely helpful in advising on the specification of the glass and worked with me to meet our budget”.
Mark Jones, Managing Director of Romag added “Romag have a reputation for bespoke builds, and supplying glass windscreens as props for the entertainment industry is one of the most rewarding markets we work in. Our technical team worked with Attitude Autos to deliver on their requirements and the end result is something we’re really looking forward to seeing on screen”.
Romag’s specialist glass processing and lamination facility includes the use of temperature and humidity controlled ‘clean rooms’ to ensure the highest product quality standards. The company’s manufacturing processes are fully certified to ISO9001 and it also holds both ISO14001 and ISO 18001 certification.
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