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16-2782 — - The deadliest unarmed aircraft in the world is ominously silhouetted by the sun as she climbs out of DSM's Runway 13 doing some practice touch and goes and pattern work. This beauty put on quite a show for us spotter at DSM. It was most impressive! The aircraft left Fort Worth Alliance Airport earlier in the morning, did some practice around the Louisville area, came to Des Moines to do practices here, and then flew to Offet AFB for the night. Photo taken Tuesday, January 5, 2020 at 3:49 PM with Nikon D3200 at 185mm.
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The deadliest unarmed aircraft in the world is ominously silhouetted by the sun as she climbs out of DSM's Runway 13 doing some practice touch and goes and pattern work. This beauty put on quite a show for us spotter at DSM. It was most impressive! The aircraft left Fort Worth Alliance Airport earlier in the morning, did some practice around the Louisville area, came to Des Moines to do practices here, and then flew to Offet AFB for the night. Photo taken Tuesday, January 5, 2020 at 3:49 PM with Nikon D3200 at 185mm.

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Dwight HartjePhoto Uploader
The United States Navy E6 is one of the two "Doomsday" type aircraft designed for the purpose of being able to counteract any nuclear attack on the United States. This aircraft was built to be a communications aircraft to relay VLF messages to nuclear submarines and if the worst case happened to send launch instructions themselves. This aircraft is the upgraded E6B with newer 737NG cockpit, extended range, and can now also be used for other communications missions as well. I hope and pray we never have to use this aircraft for her intended purpose, but having the debutant is an important part of our national defense.

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