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Air Force ‘doomsday’ planes damaged in tornado

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Sgt. Jerry Morrison/US air force

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Nicknamed the Air Force's "doomsday" plane, the Boeing-made E-4B serves as an aerial command center

It provides a command, control and communications center to direct US forces

Washington CNN —  

Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B “doomsday” aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit near Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska last week, the service told CNN on Friday.

Nicknamed the Air Force’s “doomsday” plane, the Boeing-made E-4B serves as an aerial command center in case of national emergency or destruction of ground bases.

It provides a “highly survivable command, control and communications center to direct US forces, execute emergency war orders and coordinate actions by civil authorities,” according to the Air Force.