Boeing 747-200B (VC-25A) - USAF


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The Boeing VC-25 is a military version of the Boeing 747 airliner, modified for presidential transport and operated by the United States Air Force as Air Force One, the call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States.

Only two examples of this aircraft type are in service; they are highly modified Boeing 747-200Bs, designated VC-25A and having tail numbers 28000 and 29000. Although technically the Air Force One designation applies to the aircraft only while the President is on board, the term is commonly used to refer to the VC-25 in general. The two aircraft often operate in conjunction with Marine One helicopters, which ferry the President to airports whenever a vehicle motorcade would be inappropriate. Two new aircraft, designated as VC-25B and based on the Boeing 747-8, are scheduled to be delivered by 2024.

Manufacturer: Boeing

Model: VC-25A

Operator: United States Air Force

Registration: 29000

Role: Presidential transport

First flight: May 16, 1987

Introduction: August 23, 1990

Produced: 1986–1990

Number built: 2

Unit cost: US$325 million

Developed from: Boeing 747-200B

Specifications:

Crew: 26: 2 pilots, flight engineer, navigator, and cabin crew

Capacity: 76 passengers

Length: 70.6 m

Wingspan: 59.6 m

Height: 9.3 m

Max. takeoff weight: 375,000 kg

Zero fuel weight: 238,800 kg

Powerplant: 4 × General Electric CF6-80C2B1 turbofans, 56,700 lbf (250 kN) each

Maximum speed: Mach 0.92 (630 mph, 1,015 km/h) at 35,000 ft altitude

Cruise speed: Mach 0.84 (575 mph, 925 km/h) at 35,000 ft altitude

Range: 6,800 nmi (7,800 mi, 13,000 km without aerial refueling)

About the model:

Manufacturer: Hasegawa kit, self made

Scale: 1:200

The actual aircraft:

 
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