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Air Force One (VC-137C) Livery  
User currently offlineEFCar98 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 137 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6239 times:

Why did the livery of the old Air Force Ones (26000 and 27000) change? In the pictures below you will find the design on the vertical stabilizer is painted in a more rounded way and then changed to a sharper angle, then returned to its original design once it was retired. Also, the blue painted above the cockpit was changed to white and then back to blue. Can anyone explain this? Thanks!

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User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 911 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6134 times:

Seems to be more inline with the other USAF VIP aircraft.

User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6107 times:

The first picture was of 26000 when it was took out of Presidential service in 1990 and put into service with the 1st MAS, 27000 had this paint scheme also when both VC-25's were put into service. 27000 still did Presidental back up when a 747 was down for mx. 27000 was probably put into its orginal livery by cash heavy contributers for the Reagan Library, 26000 is not in its Presidental livery at the USAF museum in Wright Patterson, nobody wanted to spend the money to paint it back.


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User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6103 times:

Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 2):
26000 is not in its Presidental livery at the USAF museum in Wright Patterson, nobody wanted to spend the money to paint it back.

If I remember right the Presidential seal on the acft were serially controlled items and cost over $25,000 apiece.Plus anything that had a Presidential seal on it in the interior was stripped out for standard use by any other Government VIP who was high enough to warrent the use of a C-137C. The V in VC was also dropped in its SRD.



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User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6065 times:

Also looking at the Reagen library pic of 27000 it is not fully back into its Presidential livery. I will give you a cookie if you can figure it out of what is not Presidential.


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