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reply to post by TritonTaranis
It's doing touch and go landings.
Why is it called the "Doomsday Plane"?
National Airborne Operations Center
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Fortunately, it has never come to this. But if the United States ever found itself in the middle of a nuclear war, it would need the ability to get a command and control center off the ground and away from potential attack targets in just minutes.
That's precisely what the National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) is all about. A set of four E-4Bs -- which are Boeing 747-200s modified to support the military's doomsday communications needs -- these planes were designed to allow the country's most senior military officials to stay in charge and control during a nuclear crisis, or something approaching that level of seriousness.