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    William, the way it was explained to me was that the E-4B served as a communications command post for the National Command Authority, where the President, etc. could stay in contact with assets following the destruction of key locales like the White House, Pentagon, etc. The E-4B would have the ability to communicate Presidential orders to units, but the E-6 Mercury would be responsible for actually issuing commands to Nuclear Assets, as it is able to replicate the authority normally vested in US Strategic Command at Offut AFB.

    So the E-4B is a mobile situation room, and the E-6B is a backup Nuclear command post...if that makes sense.

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    It does, thank you sir

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    The tail-gunner has the best seat in the House.
    Spotters have been Homeland Security before HS was a glimmer in the president's eye.

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    Great set! Nice prop-blur on the FiFi shots. The Mercury and F-35 are great catches.

    For anyone who's interested an E-6B is usually trackable on planfinder:
    http://planefinder.net/flight/GOTO%20FMS

    Sometimes it visits the Northeast, usually NAS Oceana and sometimes McGuire.

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    That's one heck of a set Nick, great job on all three days! I'm always happy to see more military jets in these forums!

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    Thanks Kiffy, Captmjk!

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    Please Delete
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    Very cool Photos!!!
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