Inside The Military’s $223 Million ‘Doomsday Plane’

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The Doomsday Plane

In an event of a nuclear blast, the US President, Secretary of Defense, and Joint Chiefs of Staff are all stashed in the E-4B Nightwatch. People who know much about the Nightwatch call it the “Doomsday Plane” due to its capabilities to protect its passengers and enable government officials to send out orders during a nuclear war.

It has a “ray dome” that has 67 satellites and an extendable tail that reaches 5 miles to facilitate communication. The plane has wire meshes on the cockpit glass along with thermal and nuclear shielding all over the exterior. The cockpit only has outdated yet reliable analog gauges and switches and to protect its 112-member crew from attacks, it has direct fire countermeasures.

One has to wonder – if they are confident enough for the public to know of this plane, is there another one better than this that they’re currently hiding? 


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