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For a year, rumours had circulated
on the "ultimate weapon".
A doomsday device.
site of the top-secret project -
What they were building, or why
- no one could say.
- General Ripper, sir.
This is General Ripper.
Do you recognize my voice?
- I do, sir. Why do you ask?
- Why do you think I ask?
I don't know. We spoke
just a moment ago on the phone.
Would I ask if you recognized
- Let's try to stay on the ball.
Is the wing
holding at their fail-safe points?
Yes, the confirmation just came in.
Listen to me carefully...
I want it flashed to all sections.
Jolly good idea.
- I'm afraid this is no exercise.
- Not an exercise?
You have a right to know. It looks
like we're in a shooting war.
- Hell. Are the Russians involved?
- That's all I've been told.
My orders are to seal off this base,
and I mean to seal it tight.
I want you to transmit Plan R,
R for Robert, to the wing.
- R for Robert.
- Is it that bad?
- Yes, sir. R for Robert.
Last, and possibly most important:
They might be used
to contact saboteurs.
The police will have a list of all
owners. I want them all collected.
After you've done that,
report back to me.
To guard against
surprise nuclear attack, -
Each B-52 can deliver a
nuclear bomb load of 50 megatons, -
- used by all the armies
in World War Two.
Persian Gulf to the Arctic Ocean.
But they are all two hours
TOP SECRE CODES:
you'll think this is crazy, -
- but I just got a message from base
coded Wing Attack Plan R.
R for Romeo.
did you say Wing Attack Plan R?
Goldy, how many times have I said
I don't want no horsing around?
That's how it decodes.
heard through a set of earphones.
- You're sure it's today's code?
- Yes, sir.
There's got to be something wrong.
I'm coming back.
- Get a confirmation from base.
- Yes, sir.
to see who'd actually go?
Ain't nobody ever got the go-code.
We wouldn't get Plan R unless the
Russkies had clobbered Washington.
message from base confirmed.
Well, boys, I reckon this is it.
toe to toe with the Russkies.
Boys, I ain't much of a hand
in making speeches.
But I got a fair idea something
I got a fair idea of the emotions
you fellas may be thinking.
You wouldn't be human if you didn't
But folks back home are counting
on you, and we won't let them down.
I'll tell you something else...
If this thing is half as important
- you'll be in line for promotions
and citations when this is over.
That goes for all of you, regardless
of your race, colour or creed.
Now we've got some flying to do!
- Buck, should I get it?
- You'll have to.
Gen. Turgidson is here,
but he can't come to the phone.
This is his secretary, Miss Scott.
Freddy, how are you...?
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