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Inside the $223m 'doomsday' plane that can protect the President from nuclear war (and even asteroids)

It can withstand nuclear blasts and asteroids, can stay in the air for days without refuelling and has the capacity to run the country or even a global war, the President's 'doomsday' plane is a steal at just over $220million. 

The U.S. Air Force has offered a rare glimpse inside its 'doomsday' plane, built to protect the President and his inner circle from the ultimate worst-case scenarios.

Fitted with radiation and electromagnetic pulse shields and able to launch within minutes, the $223million plane is on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Unlike Air Force One, which acts as the President's regular means of long-distance transport, the plane is specifically designed to run the government and the military from the air in the event of nuclear war.

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