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posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 10:57 PM
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Currently AF1 gets escorted by about 4 F-15 will they change it to the Raptor? I just think they would like to have the best fighter in the world escorting AF1, plus it would look cooler




posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 11:44 AM
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I stand correct ghost


Yeah it would look cooler, with F-22s.



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 10:16 AM
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oh yes it would...



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 11:37 AM
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If af1 is to be escorted by these stealth F-22, why not make the AF1 stealth too? Coat it with stealth paint?



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 11:39 AM
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I can't see the point in that ... (good idea though...) Because it will propably be replaced during 2010...



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 11:40 AM
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Heck, why not just design a new platform for a refuelling aircraft or AWACs or bomber which is B-52 shaped (as in still have fuselage and wings) and is stealthed, and adapt that for AF1? Or, why not just take a B-2 and change it to AF1?



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 12:06 PM
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It wouldn't look good on tv...
AF-1 must be big and snobby, not small and stealthy...



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 05:35 PM
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AF1 has counter measures up the kazoo, it does not need stealth. It has to have the big logos to let everyone know who is in town it can’t be black or dark gray. Plus can you imagine AF1 flying over the US and ground controllers not knowing were it is, it would be confusing.



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 09:59 PM
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Originally posted by Figher Master FIN
I can't see the point in that ... (good idea though...) Because it will propably be replaced during 2010...


What will/could be replaced in 2010??? Are you talking about AF1? Unlikely

The Pres has a new limo, and a new helicopter is on its way, and he should have it around 2009, I dont think he needs a new plane to.



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 10:13 PM
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Air Force One isn't old enough to be replaced by 2010. They used the 707s for 30 years before replacing them. Really on the inside it's just an amazingly beautiful business jet. I've been on it, and it's gorgeous inside. The biggest advantage to it is that it's the White House that travels. It has all the comforts of the Oval Office, with an operating room included. When I went on it, there were 84 regular phones, I believe 20 or 30 secure lines, and many data lines. It does have an air refueling capability, but is never used, especially with the president on board, unless it's a dire emergency. They won't discuss much about the countermeasures, but it has an ECM suite to make a B52 jealous, chaff, flares, and missile detection gear on the back of all four engine mounts just above the engine exhaust. As a little bit of useless trivia, it's only AF1 when the president is on board, and it only got the callsign, because when the first AF1 was going to Georgia on a golfing trip, the ATC called and told them to descend, and another plane answered, as they both had the same callsign. Oh, and the escort is not currently being used. It was only used on 9/11 after the attacks and for the first days after.

[edit on 15-6-2005 by Zaphod58]



posted on Jun, 16 2005 @ 12:53 AM
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Yepp, know about the escorts... and during 9/11 it was Hornets not F-15... Oh yea I got the misstake... It would be replaced earliest during 2010...

Thanks for the facts by the way... really interesting stuff...



posted on Jun, 16 2005 @ 02:37 AM
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The presidential Limo, Air Force one and the New Marine One Helicopter combo looks very nice.

Cadillac Presidental Limo


New Presidential Helicopter


Air Force One


[edit on 16-6-2005 by WestPoint23]



posted on Jun, 16 2005 @ 01:35 PM
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Yeah, they really do, especially the car...




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