Saturday, September 13, 2014

President's Doomsday Plane Was Deployed on 9-11

By Anthony SharwoodSeptember

America has a doomsday plane. Actually it has four of them. But the US government does not — repeat, DOES NOT — talk openly about its doomsday planes.

The doomsday plane is like a mirror to Air Force One — a great big flying working office for the president and his or her staff.
But while Air Force One is your everyday, garden variety kind of presidential flying office, the doomsday plane is built and equipped to keep the US government running in the event of a nuclear war or other disaster.

Here’s some of the stuff we know about it:

It’s a converted 747 called an E-4B, also referred to as the “National Airborne Operations Center” when it’s called into action, which reportedly last happened on September 11, 2001.

The doomsday plane can reportedly withstand a nuclear bomb, asteroid blasts and terror attacks while staying airborne for days without refuelling.
In fact, the doomsday plane can remain aloft for a week with mid air-refuelling. The only reason it can’t fly longer is because the engine can only be lubricated on the ground.

The doomsday plane has a radiation-protected shell, 67 antennae and satellite dishes, plus a bunch of other hi-tech gear. The communications equipment is housed in the distinctive bubble behind the cockpit.

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