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Boeing in talks to sell Tansaero 747s for Air Force One replacement

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posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

They're primarily for the Battlestaff to use as an airborne command post in the event of a war. They can be used by the government in the case of a natural disaster, or an attack like 9/11. There were even three flying that day after the attack started.

Their primary mission though is to act as a mobile command post in the event of a nuclear war. They have a staff of generals on board that can launch a nuclear strike if necessary, and communications with all military assets, including subs.

They're remarkably basic on board. They have a huge amount of communications gear on board, but not a lot else besides that really.

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posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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Boeing should make the suckers brand new for free. It like free advertisement. Maybe we should see what Airbus would give us free to be AF1?



posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: Xeven

They already agreed to build them at a loss. No company on the planet is going to build a product that lists at several hundred million dollars for free.



posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 08:32 PM
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originally posted by: Xeven
Boeing should make the suckers brand new for free. It like free advertisement. Maybe we should see what Airbus would give us free to be AF1?


As a Boeing shareholder I would have a stroke if they did that. Besides, AF-1 needs to be US Built period IMHO. As far as advertisement both the 747 and the A380 have a dismal future so advertising for them would be moot.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 11:22 PM
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The formal contract for two 747-8 aircraft was awarded to Boeing today. No word on if they are new build aircraft, or will be the two in question. The modifications into VC-25s will start in 2019, with IOC in 2024.



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 01:42 AM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Zaphod58

Thats good news.
Hey, so I was driving by Wright Pat today and I saw an odd 747 landing ,flew quite low over the 675 north...it had a hood of sorts on the top just behind the cabin..
An American flag on the tail and a medium blue horizontal line bisecting the length in the middle of the body.

Any ideas what it was? It had no other markings just that odd roof protrusion flag and blue stripe


E-4B
Command and control aircraft. They move around the country alot and follow the president sometimes.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 09:25 AM
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Boeing confirmed that the aircraft purchased were the two Transaero aircraft.

www.defensenews.com...

That means that after the last UPS freighter is built, we'll see the end of the 747, barring an 11th hour order.
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