Around the Web: You’ve heard of Air Force one — now meet Marine One

Air Force One is a specially fitted Boeing 747 for the exclusive travel of the President of the United States and his close aides,  to locations around the world. In times of war, the president boards Air Force One and remains airborne until the crisis tides. The aircraft has a special command centre. If necessary, the president can direct a strategic attack in warfare — or issue commands to launch nuclear missiles — from this airborne command centre. There is a Hollywood movie titled “Air Force One” starring Harrison Ford as the President of the United States.

There are two such planes in operation.

Now what about Marine One?

According to Wikipedia, Marine One is the call sign of any United States Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of the United States. It usually denotes a helicopter operated by Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1 “Nighthawks”), either the large Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King or the newer, smaller VH-60N “White Hawk”. A Marine Corps aircraft carrying the Vice President has the call sign Marine Two.

I found some rare photos of Marine One here:



The next Air force One: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/01/politics/us-air-force-one-bankrupt-russian-airline/index.html

The next Marine One: http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/s-92-is-the-next-marine-one-what-about-combat-search-1542333610



Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist based in Mumbai. He has 25 years of technology journalism experience, and he's well known in the Indian IT industry. He is the former Editor of CHIP and InformationWeek magazines in India and has written technology articles for India's leading newspapers groups such as The Times of India and Indian Express Newspapers. Brian also writes on Aviation, startups and covers topics directed at small and medium businesses. He also has event experience and once put together the conference program for CeBIT and INTEROP events in India. Email: brian@digitalcreed.in Twitter: @brian9p Linkedin: https://in.linkedin.com/in/pereirabrian

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