This is the interior of one of the four Doomsday Planes operated by the Air Force. These planes would keep the Secretary of Defense and the top brass of the US military alive in case of massive terrorist attacks, nuclear strikes, asteroids hitting Earth, super volcano eruptions, and zombie invasions.

Based at Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska, its actual name is Boeing E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post. It was developed in 1974 under the project name Nightwatch to keep the head of the US military forces safe in the event of nuclear world war.


The plane uses a 747-200B airframe modified to keep it flying under extreme circumstances. For example, the plane is EMP shielded: If it gets hit by the electromagnetic pulse from a nuclear explosion, the computer systems inside wouldn't be affected.

The worst thing of these airplanes is not what they mean—if they are ever put to use, it would mean the end of the world as we know it—but the fact that they are loaded with "computers, printers, and fax machines," which apparently are essential for the Pentagon to conduct its business.

Yes, people, fax machines will survive armageddon. You won't.

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