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User currently offlineFedExDC-10 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 196 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 998 times:

I'm sure several of us have seen the movie "Air Force One" with Harrison Ford, where he is President and Air Force One is hijacked. My question is, do you think any of that stuff is real, like the weapons vault and the escape pod? Just curious.

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User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 952 times:

There is no escape pod on AFO, I saw a show about it and they said there was NO escape pod. I do there is a weapons vault on the plane though.

User currently offlineFedExDC-10 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 196 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 940 times:

Yep, I agree with you on the subject of weapons vault. It makes sense that there would be one, eh?

User currently offlineVngd4me From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 917 times:

I saw the documentary too. On A&E or Discovery, can't remember which. Very interesting on how they converted the Aircraft & on the different planes used throughout the years. Check it out if you have a chance. Weapons vault? Definitely think so!!

User currently offlineOA269 From Greece, joined Nov 1999, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 853 times:

Unless you're the president or at least a technicial of Air Force One you can't know what this a/c has and hasn't.What made me most impression, among many things in this movie, is if a B747 has the ability of refueling during flight.I know you'll answer that it's been modified but I don't think this can be done in a B747.By the way I hate this movie.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 845 times:

No, the E-4s and the VC-25A can be refuelled in flight, there is a recptacle in the nose.


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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 828 times:

"What the american public dosent know is what makes them the american public."

User currently offlineFedExDC-10 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 196 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 821 times:

Yes, Air Force One and the E-4's can refuel in mid-flight. Not stock 747's. What, it was a good movie! LOL

User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 818 times:

The VC-25A can be refueled inflight and can withstand a nuclear pulse, this is all coming from the Boeing site. The aircraft has a cruise speed of Mach .925, but can most likely in emergencies go above. Take a look on there site.....a $150 Million dollar aircraft doesn't cost $500 Million for nothing.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 798 times:

$500 Million is all the US spent on AF1? I thought the project cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 Billion...

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 792 times:

$500,000,000...

Each!



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