Boeing VC-25A Air Force One (Boeing 747-200)
     The Air Force One used by President Kennedy was later used by Presidents, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Reagan.  The old bird was getting old and costly to operated.  In summer of 1990, after thirty years of use, she was retired to the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio and replaced by two  sleek, new VC-25A.   They were specially configured Boeing 747-200B aircraft (tail numbers 28000 and 29000) with the Air Force designation VC-25A.  The first of the planes (#28000) flew as "Air Force One" on September 6, 1990, when it transported President George Bush to Kansas, Florida, and back to Washington, D.C.
     Principal differences between the VC-25A and the standard Boeing 747, other than the number of passengers carried, are the electronic and communications equipment aboard "Air Force One," its interior configuration and furnishings, self-contained baggage loader, front and aft air-stairs, and the capability for inflight refueling. The flying "Oval Office" has 4,000 square feet of interior floor space, which features accommodations for the president such as an executive suite consisting of a stateroom (with dressing room, lavatory, and shower) and the president's office. A conference/dining room is also available for the president, his family, and staff. Other separate accommodations are provided for guests, senior staff, Secret Service and security personnel, and the news media. Two galleys provide up to 100 meals at one sitting. Six passenger lavatories, including disabled access facilities, are provided as well as a rest area and mini-galley for the aircrew. The VC-25A also has a compartment outfitted with medical equipment and supplies for minor medical emergencies.  The aircraft's mission communications system provides worldwide transmission and reception of normal and secure communications. The equipment includes 85 telephones, as well as multi-frequency radios for air-to-air, air-to-ground and satellite communications.  She was the heroine of the recent movie, "Air Force One."

Boeing VC-25A Air Force One
From our Premier Series.   1/170th scale. 14.5" wingspan x 16.5" long.
  No. ABP2D-PR.  Only $194.95

Boeing VC-25A Air Force One
From our Standard Series. 1/200th scale.  12" wingspan x 14" long.
  No. ABP2D-ST.  Only $109.95
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