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S.H.I.E.L.D. Globemaster
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Users S.H.I.E.L.D.

HYDRA (temporarily)

Owners Coulson's Team
Passengers Phil Coulson
Melinda May
Grant Ward
Skye
Leo Fitz
Jemma Simmons
John Garrett
Antoine Triplett
Raina
Victoria Hand
Jasper Sitwell
Felix Blake
Deathlok
Ian Quinn
Nick Fury
Builders S.H.I.E.L.D.
Built Pre-2013
Type Airborne Mobile Command Center
Features Vertical takeoff/landing (VTOL)

Cloaking
Rotary cannon

Status Destroyed
Season(s) 1 / 2



The S.H.I.E.L.D. Globemaster was a modified Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft used by agents of the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division. While it is officially known as the CXD 23 Airborne Mobile Command Station and designated "S.H.I.E.L.D. 6-1-6", it is most commonly referred to as "The Bus". It served as a flying, mobile command center for Agent Phil Coulson and his team. It was most commonly piloted by Melinda May, and occasionally by Grant Ward and Antoine Triplett.

Although officially Coulson's, some form of compensation for his sacrifice in the line of duty, it becomes clear that there are certain aspects and modifications of which he is unaware, but which are known to Agent May, including the placement of listening devices.

Capabilities and Design Edit

In addition to the common features of the Boeing C-17, the Bus appears to have an additional pair of engines and half-length wings located at the tail section of the fuselage, below the conventional, elevated tail section. This gives the Bus a greater top speed, making it better able to transport the team to points of interest in a prompt amount of time. This also slightly reduces the range of plane.

While the majority of a conventional C-17's interior is open cargo space, the Bus has been modified to suit the needs of Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D. team including a passenger area, an interrogation room, and a private forensics and research lab to accommodate Agents Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons. The Bus retains a small cargo area at the rear of the plane where the team's SUV is stored along with Coulson's personal car, Lola.

The craft is powered by six Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines, while the traditional vehicle includes only four engines. These engines are also designed to pivot, giving the Globemaster vertical take-off and landing capabilities.

The Globemaster mobile commands "were in heavy rotation back in the Nineties", prior to the introduction of the Division's Helicarrier. One, designated S.H.I.E.L.D. 616 and nicknamed "The Bus," was commissioned again by senior agent Phil Coulson when he created a specialized field team in September of 2013.

Interrogation roomEdit

Ward describes the room, in "The Well", as having walls "made of a silicon carbide-coated Vibranium alloy", surprisingly a material similar to Captain America's shield which was Vibranium, designed specifically to contain the super-powered, such as Elliot Randolph.

DestructionEdit

The Bus was destroyed during a mission to infiltrate and destroy an Antarctic Hydra base in order to rescue Agent Mike Peterson and the Inhuman Lincoln, who were being held prisoner and being experimented on by Hydra.  Agent Coulson and his team used its destruction as a decoy, hiding a QuinJet among its falling debris allowing them to land near the base undetected.

AppearancesEdit

All episodes unless otherwise stated.

Gallery Edit

TriviaEdit

  • The "6-1-6" designation is an in-joke, since, in the Marvel multiverse, Earth-616 is the 'mainstream' comic book universe, in which the vast majority of stories take place.

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