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Inside America’s Insane $223 Million “Doomsday Plane”

In today’s version of how the government is spending your money, we check out an airplane that is designed to survive, well, just about anything. Without the Boeing E4 Advanced Airborne Command post, the President and other high up political figures will be able to survive in the air in the event of an absolute emergency. We’re talking, of course, about some sort of nuclear catastrophe or another major catastrophic event. In other words, most of us probably wouldn’t be around if this thing ever gets used.

Until then, the airplane sits and waits for its time to shine. Hopefully, this is a $223 million dollar investment that we will never have to see used.

So what exactly is it that is obtained for such a steep investment? Essentially, the plane is to act as a flying bunker. It seems like safety is probably the most expensive part of this contraption. Onboard, we see just about everything. The plane has living quarters and a meeting room. It even holds a place for media to transfer a signal to whoever’s left on the ground.

The plane is designed to be able to be in flight for up to a week. This means that there are also other amenities that one would need to live that long. Yup! That means there’s even a kitchen.

By following along with the video below, we get a top to bottom of what one can expect with the aircraft. It doesn’t seem like there are too many luxuries aboard. This is a stark contrast to something like Air Force One. However, if the entire world is imploding underneath of this vessel, I don’t really think that those on board are going to be too worried about their golden toilets. It’s pretty hard to tell if this is an exercise in excess of something that might really be necessary one day. After watching this video, maybe you can decide for yourself.