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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)
And why do we know this?? Why does anyone know this? Regardless of the president’s party, why is this public knowledge?
Does it have a golf course?
“...165,000 pounds of advanced electronics.”
Really? That’s going to take a lot of fuel to keep it up there then. And if it’s a real ‘apocalypse’, where are the refueling planes going to take off from? It would probably be money better spent keeping the whole country safe.
Hope they defund this nonsense someday. The Federal Government has certainly become a thing apart from the people: Government of the Feds, by the Feds, and for the Feds.
I want to see the Obama gear up and lead a few ops FROM THE FRONT in any of the vital, national interest hot spots we’re fighting in at this time. Women in combat? You bet! Put a helmet on Michelle (may not fit in the rest of the uniform) and send her out on Afghan convoys with the rifle and side arms and other ordinances of her choice. Let her eat a few MREs in the sand. Then tell these two bozos to come back and talk to me. Sheesh!
Yep....and a Baskin-Robbins.
[It’s a hybrid...that runs on flex fuel...and solar panels... /s.]
Wrong, wrong, wrong. It runs on Bullsh!t which the pResident, congresscritters, and military brass have always been able to produce in sufficient quantity to keep a 747 fueled for day, weeks, months, perhaps even YEARS!
This way, if the world goes nuclear ballistic, Obama can still make his NCAA picks safe and secure.
Funny, but this almost makes me want to go out in the first wave of whatever apocalypse comes. Last thing in the world I’d want is to be one of the few remaining subjects for emperor sotero to lord over.
Better to be dead.
That plane would end up dropping like a rock. They don’t glide.
Days? I doubt that. Maybe with refueling.
The kite string is hard to see in the pictures.....
“Question: how can it stay airborne for days I wonder? Its a modified 747 and they cant stay up for days.”
1. It has environmentally friendly solar cells mounted on top, and it’s fast enough to stay in sunlight 24 hours a day
2. It has deployable pinwheels that extend from the fuselage attached to generators to run the propellers
3. It is equipped with a Sterling engine and with the Administration on board there is an inexhaustible supply of hot air for operation
For that they'll use the cargo version...
What’s the dog doing? Poor dog.
.................ll E-4B aircraft are assigned to the 55th Wing.................................
Do I read that right??
Eleven of these aircraft at $223 million each:
$2.5 billion in aircraft sitting on the ground awaiting the disbursement of Zer0, Wookie, then all the cabinet and spouses; then all the czars and spouses; then all the congresscritters and spouses; then all the quasi governmental goons like Bernankie and others; then who else.
All while us schleps have to put up with the radiation and death that they brought unto us.
Wonderful, just F**ing wonderful!
My wedding’s best man’s sister served most of her Navy CT career on Lookingglass.
I know a few cities that already look like that.
They must have some of those Zero Point Energy Modules (ZPMs) that they got from the Ancients, either by traveling to Atlantis via the Stargate, or by taking them from the wreckage of the alien craft found at Roswell.
Here’s a B29 that didn’t land for 20 years.
What makes you think he would survive?
We had a C-135 Looking Glass at Lajes in the Azores. We were told if you ever saw it moving, kiss your ass goodbye. There was also one at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Don’t remember where the rest of them were stationed.
They are stationed around the world so a General Command staff can retaliate in case the US is wiped out in a nuclear attack.
I am not at all comforted with the idea that 0bama can escape a disaster, possibly of his making, while the rest of us are left behind.
If I remember correctly, the E-4B’s can completely take over the functions of what used to be SAC Headquarters near Omaha, NE and the NORAD Cheyenne Mountain command center in case they are attacked. The Russians had similar command planes with modified Il-18’s and Il-62’s but they couldn’t stay in the air as long as the E-4B’s.