The Bus

Midair from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s "0-8-4".

The Bus is a fictional vehicle in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Bus, a shorthand name for Phil Coulson's personal CXD-23 A-201 Airborne Mobile Command Station,[1] was the headquarters and living quarters of Coulson's team for S.H.I.E.L.D. missions during seasons 1 and 2, until it was destroyed near the end of the latter.[2] It's a modified Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, and was piloted by Melinda May. The call sign was "S.H.I.E.L.D.-616".

They were in heavy rotation in the 1980s and 1990s, but were decommissioned (apparently save for one) due to Helicarriers, flying aircraft carriers.


Total appearances: 43.


Total mentions: 5.


  • The call sign of "S.H.I.E.L.D.-616" is an allusion to Marvel Comics' mainstream universe designation, 616.


  1. Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One, 2016.
  2. "The Dirty Half Dozen", 2015.
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