It can withstand nuclear blasts and asteroids, can stay in the air for days without refuelling and has the capacity to run the country or even a global war, the President's 'doomsday' plane is a steal at just over $220million.
The U.S. Air Force has offered a rare glimpse inside its 'doomsday' plane, built to protect the President and his inner circle from the ultimate worst-case scenarios.
Fitted with radiation and electromagnetic pulse shields and able to launch within minutes, the $223million plane is on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Unlike Air Force One, which acts as the President's regular means of long-distance transport, the plane is specifically designed to run the government and the military from the air in the event of nuclear war.
The aircraft, which was last airborne in a crisis during the 911 terror attacks, runs on 165,000 pounds of state of the art electronics and is protected by an electromagnetic pulse shield.
The equipment on board is so powerful a specially upgraded air conditioning system is required to keep the electronics cool enough to work efficiently - and a specially trained team of tech-whizzes stay on board to man the devices.
The plane is also protected by thermo-radiation shields in case of a nuclear strike.
Despite its size, the modified 747 can fly for days without refuelling and all E-4B aircraft, as they are technically known, can reach speeds up to 620 miles per hour, 40 miles per hour faster than their commercial counterparts.
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