1980 ... "the doomsday plane"

... illustrations from an official 1991 'History Of SAC'. A sort of a "those were the good-old-days" yearbook. I think that the E-4B National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP) looks extra spiffy with it's unusual white nose radome. No doubt they thought the normal black rubberized plastic was not appropriately 'anti-flash' and might melt a bit from nearby detonations.

Modified Boeing 747's were used for "Kneecap" as early as 1974. Jeeze- the President had to wait for his Jumbo-Jet until 1990!

all images- Right click- open in New Window= super colossal size!

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