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Air Force One Widebody In "Thirteen Days"  
User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

I just saw Thirteen Days today and there is a scene where the president is getting off his jumbo jet. It's a four engined airplane with no upper deck, so I was wondering what it was. The movie was supposed to take place in 1962, so I'm trying to figure out if it's historically accurate or not.

Thanx

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User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

If it was in '62 wouldn't it be the 707?

User currently offlineEarly Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

It is a 707

User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

Almost. It was the military equivalent.

JFK was the president who ordered the pair of 707s for Air Force One. It was Jackie O. who came up with the current blue/white paint scheme.

If I'm not mistaken, it was President Bush (the first one) who took delivery of the new 747s that serve as Air Force One.


User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

...just wondering, but since when was a 707 a widebody?

User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

It was the thirteen days in October 1962, the "Cuban Crises". Robert F. Kennedy wrote a book titled "Thirteen Days", I assume the film was somehow based on RFK's report (sorry guys, I haven't seen the film yet; it takes some time until it get's here across the Atlantic). John F. Kennedy had the B707 as Air Force One then. The B707s were used until George C. Bush received the B747s.

Daniel


User currently offlineCmsgop From United States of America, joined May 2000, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

Thats.... "George Herbert Walker Bush"....

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

I don't think there was a widebody 'til the 747 in 1969....

United_Fan



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User currently offlineWoody From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Back in the early and late 60's they refered to 707's and DC-8's as jumbo jets, so maybe that's where he came up with the idea that it was a widebody.

User currently offlineWoody From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Also, it was Eisenhower who ordered the 707's. He was the first president to fly have the 707 as "Air Force One." It was the Kennedy's however that had the plane painted the way they are now.

User currently offlineGanymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Didn't see the movie yet .The only thing I can say is that 1962 was the year of the Cuba Crisis and the Airforce One back in those days were modified 707's recalled VC-137 or something like that.

User currently offlineG-SPOT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Ganymed:

You are correct sir!



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