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User currently offlineB1C17L1011 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 96 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

Ok VC-25A, bettern kown as Air Force One is a 747-200B, right. However it is powered by general electric CF6-80C2B1 engines, the engines for a 747-400 not the CF6-50E2s of a 200 model. So is Airforce One some sort of hybrid, and if so, I would like to know if it has a 200 series analogue flight deck or a 400 series digital flight deck.

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User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

I believe it has a 400, or a digital cockpit. You must remember AFO was extensively modified to meet the needs of the president.


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User currently offlineB767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

Nope, both VC-25As have triditional analog cockpit of the 742. Search on this forum. There was a simular topic a while ago.

Tony,
B767-400er


User currently offlineDash80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

Analog flightdeck.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Weren't the two VC-25's the last -200's made by Boeing?

LY744.



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User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

The VC-25s have the traditional analog -200 cockpit with the exception of EFIS flight instruments.

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6286 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

You might call the VC-25A some sort of 747-200 and 747-300 hybrid. Wing and engines of the -300 and a -200 fuselage.

But there are so many other changes, most of which should probably not be made public - especially in the front office, communication and defence systems.

Preben Norholm



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User currently offlineAuswnfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

This is why it's a VC-25, NOT a 747-200,300, etc.

User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

The VC-25 is a 747-200B with 747-400 engines. The cockpit is the same as a 747-200B, excluding the EFIS. She was finished in late 1989, but underwent a year at Boeing's modification center in Kanas. The cost of the modifications were more then the aircraft itself, around 300 million.

User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Here's my question- how would I go about getting a ride on that thing? In the press section of course, but still- I could say I've been on AFO.


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