Its at SNN/EINN. Obviously US military.
Initially thought it was a C40A Clipper but they don't have winglets.
It seems to have a Minuteman figure on the winglet. But the USN 'Minutemen' squadron operate C130Ts
Quote: The Navy’s C-40A replacements were initially ordered and delivered with standard wings, but airline usage has shown significant fuel-savings benefits from adding turned-up “winglets” on the end. New-build C-40As from aircraft #9 onward will now have those winglets, C-40As #5-8 have been retrofitted, and a decision concerning retrofits for aircraft #1-4 is expected in spring 2009.
The District of Columbia (Washington DC) Air National Guard aircraft use a Minuteman logo on their aircraft. Do you have a higher resolution shot where you can read the serial number? Looks like it starts with a 2 - that wouldn't be a USN BuNo, more likely a USAF serial (02-xxxx)
From the photo on their web page (http://www.113wg.ang.af.mil/) it looks like it could be one of their C-40C (737BBJ) aircraft.
Quote: "The aircraft, built on the 737-700C platform, which was launched in 1997 for the US Navy, builds on a 737-700 fuselage, -800 wing and strengthened landing gear. The BBJ C, which becomes the 10th member of Boeing's BBJ family, was introduced at EBACE in 2006.
Its key feature is its large cargo door onto the left-hand side of the forward fuselage, enabling the loading of 86.9m3(3,086ft3) of cargo onto the aircraft's main deck."
But it appears the USAF didn't take that option.....
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4363 times:
Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 3): I believe the ANG got C-40C versions.... whereas the active duty C-40s also located at Andrews are B models... I have no idea what the difference is.....
C-40A is the USN cargo/passenger version, a combi. It has a cargo door on the left side. Boeing designation is the B-737-700C. Some now have winglets, the early versions do not.
C-40B is the USAF VIP transport version. It carries up to 20 pax, and no cargo door. Boeing designation B-737-700BBJ. All have winglets.
C-40C is the ANG version. I believe they are assigned to both DC and CO. It carries up to 120 pax and no cargo door. These were purchased from Ford Motor Company as well as Boeing. Boeing designation B-737-800BBJII. All have winglets.
If so its in very good conditions. Aren't they usually painted green with 3 engines to simulate various aircraft?
Haven't seen it there before. Its on the side that used to be occupied by the US Military. There is a SeaKing helicopter just out of shot to the right,you can see it in one of the shots. And as we taxied past it we also passed the actual FRA fire trainer approx 500 metres from it.