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"Air Force One" Livery On Other Pres VIP

Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:48 pm

OK A.netters...see if you agree with me or not.

There aren't many aircraft that are more majestic than this airplane.
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Photo © Laurent FAURE
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Now shouldn't all Presidential VIP aircraft have the same livery? Try to visualize it on the C-32 and C-40..
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The 707 "Air Force One" had it of course and looked incredible.
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For that matter, it would be great on the C-9 and C-37 as well!
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What are your thoughts?

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RE: "Air Force One" Livery On Other Pres

Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:26 am

It is one of the most widley known liveries in the world. And it represents who we (Americans) are. I however want to know why its labeled "vc" instead of dc or boeing?

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RE: "Air Force One" Livery On Other Pres

Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:11 am

The official US Government designation is Boeing VC-25. V=VIP C=Cargo literally, but truly means transport. -25 just means that is the 25th VIP design submitted, but not nessecarily entered into service. For example, there was an F-17. There will never be another F-17, after that one lost to the F-18, and all following fighter designations will count the F-17 as a design.

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