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."
Air Force One
From our Premier Series. 1/170th scale. 14.5"
wingspan x 16.5" long.
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Air Force One
From our Standard Series. 1/200th scale. 12" wingspan
x 14" long.
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