It is safe to say that we all don’t know much about government installations and institutions of sensitive nature. If you are thinking that Harrison Ford’s movies give us a clue as to how “adequate” Air Force One is, you are wrong – it is much much cooler than you had anticipated.
Here are 13 amazing facts about Air Force One you didn’t know about.
Its top speed is said to be 700 MPH
There is a hospital on board!
It can refuel 35,000 feet in the air
It used to be a spy plane back in 1959
There are at least 85 phones on board
It has no connection to Air Traffic Control
President Ford used to smuggle Coor’s beer in it
The plane has three levels
It is “Nuke Proof” – can take a nuclear shot (that’s hard to believe!)
A 747 plane called “Doomsday” often accompanies Air Force One
It has the capacity to feed more than 100 people
It can turn itself into a mobile command center during attacks
President Reagan put Jelly Beans aboard (in huge quantities)