In the event of a nuclear war, a terrorist attack, an alien invasion or, generally speaking, Armageddon, the U.S. Air Force’s four E-4B planes based at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska will be responsible to keep the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other top personalities alive whilst Obama would be on board the Air Force One.
reply to post by InverseLookingGlass
Not quite.......but good guess.
eta: And the 5 miles, well, emitting VLF with efficiency requires a long LONG antenna.
reply to post by Bedlam
Is it just strictly RF wave? I thought there were other frequencies involved (DC to daylight)?
reply to post by Zaphod58
Has one broke mid flight before that you know? I imagine 5 miles of wire falling across high tension power lines, freeways, other airborn aircraft........
Wow, wouldn't THAT suck. Drop one across a HV line, trailing into a pool..