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Originally posted by mirageofdeceit
No, I don't. Nukes are the best kept secret on Earth. There is just too much security and scrutiny around nukes for them to accidentally be loaded in combat positions on an aircraft.
Nukes are the best kept secret on Earth
The president was in a school
Features of the E-4B
Air Combat Command is the Air Force single-resource manager for the E-4B, and provides aircrew, maintenance, security and communications support. E-4B operations are directed by the JCS and executed through U.S. Strategic Command. USSTRATCOM also provides personnel for the airborne operations center.
The E-4B, a militarized version of the Boeing 747-200, is a four-engine, swept-wing, long-range, high-altitude airplane capable of being refueled in flight. Its larger size provides approximately triple the floor space of the earlier EC-135 command post.
The main deck is divided into six functional areas: a command work area, conference room, briefing room, an operations team work area, and communications and rest areas. An E-4B crew may include up to 112 people, including a joint-service operations team, an ACC flight crew, a maintenance and security component, a communications team and selected augmentees.
The E-4B has electromagnetic pulse protection, an electrical system designed to support advanced electronics and a wide variety of new communications equipment. Other improvements include nuclear and thermal effects shielding, acoustic control, an improved technical control facility and an upgraded air-conditioning system for cooling electrical components. An advanced satellite communications system improves worldwide communications among strategic and tactical satellite systems and the airborne operations center.
To provide direct support to the president, secretary of defense and the JCS, at least one E-4B is always on alert at one of many selected bases throughout the world.
The E-4B evolved from the E-4A, which had been in service since late 1974. The first B model was delivered to the Air Force in January 1980, and by 1985 all aircraft were converted to B models. All E-4B are assigned to the 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
You gave no opinion. What is your take on your own post?
Originally posted by racerzeke
Wikipedia ( I know it's not that reliable) says there were 4 built, and they seemed to be stationed all around but they only have it up to 1994. Wiki says Andres and Offut air bases, but thats up until 1994 so no telling where it was in 01. All of this can be wrong since it is some kind of top secret plane which no one is supposed to know about
Originally posted by Steff
Ok...heres my 2 cents......I could be wrong on the date in questions, but as far as I remember 9/11 ( whick occured while working in San Fernando Valley in L.A) I remember there was a huge story, that during the entire lockdown of the entire countries air space, there was only 1 ONE plane flying......A jumbojet carrying the Bin ladens out of the country.......Could this be it?
All E-4B are assigned to the 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.