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You are now free to fly about the apocalypse

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

At Hamilton, we make hard-working casters and trailers that stand up to everything. The elements. Debris. Extreme heat. Chuck Norris.ww

...But nuke-resistant? We haven’t exactly cracked that nut yet (a girl can dream). That’s why we’re definitely taking inspo from Lockheed Martin’s latest “Doomsday Plane” concept recently released at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition last month.

As geopolitical tensions have escalated in the world of late, the U.S. needs to be especially ready for the worst. In the event of a nuclear war destroying all military ground communication, doomsday planes must be Johnny-on-the-spot to step in as the command centers for the United States military.

So Lockheed’s newest “Hercules EC-130J” is set to replace the Navy’s current doomsday aircraft, Boeing’s E-6B Mercury, which has been in service since 1989. Its primary purpose would be to command the Navy’s fleet of nuclear submarines.

While we still don’t know much about Hercules yet, we can tell you this: At almost 100-feet long, it’s powered by four Rolls Royce AE turboprop engines, can cruise at 400 mph, has a payload of 130,000 pounds, and can climb at 2,100 feet per minute to reach operating altitude in less than 15 minutes. Testing on Hercules begins in 2026.

That should give us enough time to start developing our new line of Armageddon castors...

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