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Breaking footage of a doomsday plane flying very low over West Arkansas!The Boeing E-6 Mercury (formerly E-6 Hermes) is an airborne command post and communications relay based on the Boeing 707-320. The original E-6A manufactured by Boeing's defense division entered service with the United States Navy in July 1989, replacing the EC-130Q. It conveyed instructions from the National Command Authority to fleet ballistic missile submarines, a mission known as TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out). The E-6B model deployed in October 1998 kept this role, but added further command post capabilities and control of land-based missiles and nuclear-armed bombers. The E-6B replaced Air Force EC-135Cs in the "Looking Glass" role, providing command and control of U.S. nuclear forces should ground-based control become inoperable.General CharacteristicsPrimary Function: Communications relay for fleet ballistic missile submarines (A and B models) and airborne command post for U.S. Strategic forces (B model).Contractor: The Boeing Company.Date Deployed: October 1998.Unit Cost: 141.7 million.Propulsion: Four CFM-56-2A-2 High bypass turbofans.Length: 150 feet, 4 inches (45.8 meters).Height: 42 feet 5 inches (12.9 meters).Wingspan: 148 feet, 4 inches (45.2 meters).Weight: Max gross, take-off. 342,000 lbs (154,400 kg).Airspeed: 522 knots, 600 miles (960 km) per hour.Ceiling: Above 40,000 feet.Range: 6,600 nautical miles (7,590 statute miles, 12,144 km) with 6 hours loiter time.Crew: 22News Blog: http://nworeport.meTwitter: https://twitter.com/NwoReportYou Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Qronos16?