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Cross post from the Military Board

Crew of U.S. 'Doomsday Plane' give rare interview and reveal the jet has analogue controls to stop it being 'fried' in a nuclear war so it can whisk VIPs into the air

One of the four 'Doomsday planes' are always kept ready to launch if needed

The craft carry and keep safe key US officials in the event of a nuclear attack

Serving as a 'backup Pentagon', they can communicate with anyone worldwide

The current fleet were built in the 1980s but deliberately have no digital tech


This makes them immune to any large electromagnetic pulse generated by a nuclear disaster.


E-4B Doomsday planes follow the President of the United States during his travels, whether domestic or international.


The aircraft, slated to have reached their service life by 2039, have been in operation since 1980.


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