We all understand state cars and presidential aircrafts are among the most luxury and well-armoured vehicles on earth. Despite knowing so, still you just can’t imagine the extravagant deco and equipment on Russian President’s plane which is worth up to $500 million, equivalent to around N180 billion.
Putin’s aircraft worth N180 billion
This one-and-only airplane is designed and manufactured by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association with special coating materials to avoid being identified or navigated by radar.
Actually, there are even 4 jets (identical to each other) serving Putin but no one knows which one he will use while the other 3 just serve as decoys. Only the closest staff are revealed the information before the departure.
The airplane is produced by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association
When it’s time to take off, one or all decoys will fly after for back up plans. Should something strange happen, 68 fighter jets from Aerospace Forces will be called upon immediately to defense or attack enemies if necessary.
Sukhoi Su-30SM Fighter Jets during their mission to protect Russian stateman
Speaking of the interiors inside Russian presidential plane, almost all furniture is covered with luxury materials like leather or gold, following a nostalgic color tone.
Glamour inside the Russian presidential aircraft
The aircraft contains a large office with formal conference room, a spacious bedroom, a kitchen, a gym, also bathrooms and roomy lounges.
In case of urgent need to give commands, the plane would act as the control station with a variety of cutting-edged communication systems.
The plane is equipped with advanced communication systems
However, this N180b plane can’t be compared to $1billion Donald Trump’s Air Force One (around N360 billion). The US President is even ordering a new plane, costing $3.9 billion (~N1,404 billion) to be launched in 2021.