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posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 12:32 PM
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So, I just wondered wat's so pecial about the Air Force 1, iIve heard that that the Boening 747-200 has missiles, countermeasures and a shell that could take an EMP/nuclear exploison. And that it would have a small secret room, with a button from wich you could launch nuces at other nations. So, is it true what I've heard, and what do you know about the Air Force 1




posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 12:40 PM
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posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 01:00 PM
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I've been to models of the Air Force 1, and quite honestly, it doesn't seem all that special. I have been in more advaned planes than it....But maybe they keep certain parts of it secret or something?


loq

posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 11:29 PM
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im shure its got some hidden top notch stuff in it if the president flys in that plane. the gov. aint gona let its leader fly in some ordinary plane.



posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:41 AM
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Originally posted by loq
im shure its got some hidden top notch stuff in it if the president flys in that plane. the gov. aint gona let its leader fly in some ordinary plane.



Well thats what they would like you to think but remember its the government, they more then likely tended the outfitting of the Plane to the cheapest tender.



posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:47 AM
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Its biggest assets is its communication gear and its ability to stay aloft for long periods of time. No doubt its self protection suite is top notch as well. Many of its systems are hardened against EMP as well. However, if a nuke goes off two close it is still bound by the laws of physics......



posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 10:58 AM
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Its defense mechanisms are good, but you have to remember that its gonna have a fighter escort throughout most of its flight because a chunky Boeing cant take down many migs.



posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 11:09 AM
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I know the person who was in charge of Air Force One for about 15 years. They are some cool things on the plane that no one knows about. Unfortunatly I can not share them with you.



posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by alias101
I know the person who was in charge of Air Force One for about 15 years. They are some cool things on the plane that no one knows about. Unfortunatly I can not share them with you.



sure you can !!!
we won't tell....






posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 12:05 PM
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yes, the most secret parts are hidden, and please tell wat's so special about the plane...



posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 12:07 PM
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I saw Air Force One right outside the window, on the ground, when my flight was taxiing in Houston last year. It was hell of exciting.

I heard it can deploy a full-size 747 decoy out of its tail. I also heard it can break into little parts and each part is a stealth fighter. These are lies, I haven't heard it can do either of those things.

I did see it at the airport, though.

Zip



posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 07:11 PM
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Theres a lot of rumors of AF1, and thats how the secret service like it.

What I know: Its EMP hardened, has a missle jam radar, and flares in case a heat seaking missile is fired at it.

It has state-of-the-art communications in it. When the president was on board during 9/11 he had some trouble keeping in contact with people on the ground...so after that he had the communications area all updated.

Its top speed is 700mph, ceiling is 45,000ft, and can carry enough fuel to fly half way around the world, but just in case it can be re-fueled in flight.

In short: its a damn nice plane.


from howstuffworks
Special features
Because Air Force One carries the president, and because some trips can be quite long, the plane has a number of special features, many of which are found on no commercial airliner.
The crew prepares meals in two fully-equipped galleys. They store a large amount of food in freezers in the lower sections of the plane. The crew is equipped to feed about 100 people at a time, and the storage area holds as many as 2,000 meals.

The plane has a lot of technology in its onboard medical facility. The medical room has an extensive pharmacy, loads of emergency room equipment and even a fold-out operating table. The plane also has a staff doctor, who travels with the president wherever he goes. On every mission, the plane is prepared for a wide range of potential emergencies.

Unlike a normal 747, the plane has its own retractable stairways, for the rear entrance and the front entrance. These stairways open onto the lower deck, and crew members and staff climb internal staircases to get to the upper decks. The plane also has its own baggage-loader. With these additions, the plane never has to depend on an airport's facilities, which could be a security risk.

The most remarkable feature on the plane is it's extensive electronics. It has 85 onboard telephones, a collection of two-way radios, fax machines and computer connections. It also has 19 televisions and assorted office equipment. The phone system is set up for normal air to ground connections and secure lines. The president and his staff can reach just about anybody in the world while cruising tens of thousands of feet in the air.

The onboard electronics include about 238 miles of wiring (twice the amount you'd find in a normal 747). Heavy shielding is tough enough to protect the wiring and crucial electronics from the electromagnetic pulse associated with a nuclear blast.

Another special addition is the in-flight refueling connection. As with the B-2 and other combat craft, in-flight refueling gives Air Force One the ability to stay up in the air indefinitely, which could be crucial in an emergency situation.

Some of the most interesting parts of the plane -- it's advanced avionics and defenses -- are classified. But the Air Force asserts the two planes are definitely military aircraft, designed to withstand an air attack. Among other things, the plane is outfitted with electronic counter measures (ECM) to jam enemy radar. The plane can also eject flares to throw heat-seeking missiles off course.


Interior pictures:

Presidents office


Hallway


Conference Room


Interior pic



posted on Jun, 4 2005 @ 12:32 AM
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Rumor: you guys think Air Force 1 has nukes on it, just in case the whole U.S. is obliterated and the only remnant of a lost nation is Air Force 1, which would then have to have the ability to retaliate?

Zip



posted on Jun, 4 2005 @ 02:59 AM
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Naah, the nuke would have to be so small to get room in the plane, so that it couldn't do any large damage to the "enemy"... The nukes are tough well hidden in america's military bases. So nobody should be able to toutch them... However the plane should have a small secret room, from wich you could launch nukes away on enemy targets...



posted on Jun, 4 2005 @ 03:03 AM
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yeah, i'm sure other countries leaders would love that, they would ban the US Pres from flying over there country in fear they would get "the bomb".

It should and will, stick to its peacefull ways.



posted on Jun, 4 2005 @ 03:10 AM
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Yeah, that would be qiute nice...



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 10:30 AM
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It would be pretty cool idea to have 2 f22's straped to the roof (like they do with the shuttle) that the pilots jump into through access holes in the top of the plane

At least it would get rid of the need for an escort and it would be a better escape tactic for the president than that little homing beacon he currently uses.



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 09:57 PM
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Originally posted by ufo3
It would be pretty cool idea to have 2 f22's straped to the roof (like they do with the shuttle) that the pilots jump into through access holes in the top of the plane

At least it would get rid of the need for an escort and it would be a better escape tactic for the president than that little homing beacon he currently uses.


the F/A-22 doesn't have 2 seats...so i'm not sure I would trust Bush flying the Raptor. funny idea though.



posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 04:50 AM
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Well, the prez carries the "football" at all times, the nuclear button if you will, so he will have it onboard the AF1 as well, AF1 probably has some AIM-9L Sidewinders in it's bays somewhere, maybe even backfire types, who knows, EM hardening is more than likely as well, maybe some other type of NBC suit just in case it's grounded in a contaminated area, but that is all speculation on my part.

OH did I forget to mention it also has a phaser array and photon torpedoes? it also has a plasma pulse turret that can pop out j/k



posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 06:18 AM
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Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
Well, the prez carries the "football" at all times, the nuclear button if you will, so he will have it onboard the AF1 as well,


Actually, the President doesn't carry the football, one of his aids does! A specially cleared military officer (possibly from the Central Security Services) who travels with the president carries it for him!

The Football

The above link explains how it all works!




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