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Posted on 06/12/2011 8:46:37 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
'Doomsday Plane' Would Save President and Joint Chiefs in Apocalypse Scenario
By MICHAEL MURRAY
June 7, 2011
In the event of nuclear war, a powerful meteor strike or even a zombie apocalypse, the thoroughly protected doomsday plane is ready to keep the president, secretary of defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff and other key personnel in the air and out of danger. It may not deflect a Twitter photo scandal, but it can outrun a nuclear explosion and stay in the air for days without refueling.
The flight team for the E-4B, its military codename, sleeps nearby and is ready to scramble in five minutes. It was mobilized in the tumultuous hours after planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and southern Pennsylvania on 9/11.
"If the command centers that are on the ground in the United States have a failure of some sort, or attack, we immediately get airborne. We're on alert 24/7, 365," Captain W. Scott "Easy" Ryder, Commander, NAOC, told ABC News' Diane Sawyer as she traveled to Afghanistan with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the apocalypse-proof plane. "Constantly there's at least one alert airplane waiting to get airborne."
ll E-4B aircraft are assigned to the 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The modified 747s can travel at speeds up to 620 miles per hour, 40 miles per hour faster than their commercial counterparts.
The $223 million aircraft is outfitted with an electromagnetic pulse shield to protect its 165,000 pounds of advanced electronics. Thermo-radiation shields also protect the plane in the event of a nuclear strike.
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Air Force E-4B National Airborne Operations Center 'Doomsday Plane' (Courtesy of U.S. Air Force)
Does it have a golf course?
Yes, it’s comforting to know that should Premier Hussein lead us into a global world war via his utterly feckless and clueless policies, he and his pals will escape the mushroom clouds that engulf and incinerate the rest of us.
So the proud and lucky occupant can be president of the cinder ball or rubble field that once was America. Gimme a friggin’ break ... we spend way too much time protecting their sorry butts as it is. As the young lady in Belgium recently said, “Who needs a government?” It is vastly overrated.
I just hope the teleprompter is safe.
If the stuff really hits the fan, I think we can get along without Obama. What ever happened to the captain going down with the ship?
and that same kenyan klown is most probably the cause of the mushrooms that hit the country..
Question: how can it stay airborne for days I wonder? Its a modified 747 and they can’t stay up for days.
The plane has been around for years ( maybe not this current version ). I used to listen to its flights on HF. If memory serves, the codename ( callsign ) was Looking Glass.
Geez. I wonder what the troops call that ~ The Bugout Bird?
But did they account for the weight of Michelle’s fat booty arse?
Why exactly do we need a president after the asteroid strike? I don’t get it,,,,
The cult of the presidency as royalty is growing weirder by the day.
“Unit Cost: $223.2 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars)
Inventory: Active force, 4”
Good thing we have four of these babes. That way members of Congress will also be saved. I mean, got to save the best and brightest to lead the recovery after total nuclear destruction.
refuelling. even so it probably has to after a few days of constant flying need some kind of maintenance.
What does god need with an airplane?
It's a hybrid...that runs on flex fuel...and solar panels... /s.
We really don’t need any of these guys. We’ve got the Constitution. Pick people out of the phone book...they couldn’t be any worse than some of these clowns...especially POSOTUS. Patriots/Americans will step up.
(thanks for posting, sukhoi-30mki)