What kind of air defense systems are on board this thing? I am thinking AIM-120 AMRAAM's and multiple sets of flares. Is there an escape pod or is that just hollywood shit?
If Air Force One needs to take a BVR shot, you're basically dead. There's no way it can generate enough energy to take a good NVR shot, and g limits of +2.0 and poor visibility and being gigantic prevent any chance of surviving a merge.
>Implying they don't have an armory or something
When will there be a new airframe or design for Air Force One?
I know it undergoes upgrades often and it's basically a supercharged badass specialized 747 but aren't there plans to replace it?
Seems like a flight of multiple unmarked C-17's with countermeasures and ECM devices would make more sense, not a big trophy kill with lots of obvious support and escort aircraft.
Well his obsession with failing countries in Europe might explain an affinity for rail travel but I think he believes himself to be such a special and one of a kind guy that even Sanders would want to travel in safety.
>When will there be a new airframe or design for Air Force One?
>yfw the armory contains full developed versions of the MARAUDER, for use in the direst of circumstances.
There is a aviation paint shop at my local airport. They normally do 787s but they got the contract to do Airforce one.
And yes, my contact there said that there is a stealth paint coating applied along with the polyurethane paint.
The US airforce destroyed any tools/equipment that the stealth material got on.
They announced they selected the 747-8 for the replacement. Practically the only companies which could fulfill the requirements were Boeing or EADS (Airbus), and the competition for stuff like this is basically always rigged in favour of American companies so EADS pulled out rather than dealing with that shit (not to mention making a one off product is expensive).
New plane is meant to be in service in 2017.
Every documentary and article on the subject says that the outdated avionics of Airforce 1 747s were an advantage because it left them less vulnerable to failure and electronic attack.
Reduces noise. 787 uses them as well as I think the new 737, but I think there was speculation that the new 777 wouldn't be using them
No, but the engines are more fuel efficient.
88, get yourself an exit bag.
669, it make the engines quieter by changing the shape of the air flow from the fan using shape memory alloy. A higher temperatures (takeoff thrust) they curl in causing the fan air to suppress the noise from the turbine.
I don't really see how it would make much of a difference and I'd think the airforce and boeing would ensure there was extra protection than normal, but modern cockpits reduce the workload significantly for the pilots.
Plus since the last planes were introduced, more advanced technology like pic related (basically night vision crossed with the aircraft instruments) have entered the industry.
You don't have to. You can believe what you want.
I tried to get pictures of Airforce One, but hangar doors were always closed and security was just too tight. All I have are 787 pics.
Apparently part of the deal was that the bulk of the parts needed to be made in the US with final assembly taking place in the US too
Obviously building two or three planes in the US wasn't going to be cost effective, so that's why the pulled out
>I think he believes himself to be such a special and one of a kind guy that even Sanders would want to travel in safety.
Even in the US, train travel is safer than air travel. In terms of fatalities per passenger, air travel is one of the most unsafe forms of travel, hence why airshills always favor the fatalities per mile traveled statistic
>What kind of air defense systems are on board this thing?
You're on 4chan.
You're on /k/.
You're asking for information on possibly the most closely guarded and most sensitive secrets in the United States.
>You have got to be fully retarded.
Oh, and to answer your question--not a single fucking person here knows.