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Military/Commercial Aircraft

Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:52 pm

I was wondering how many Boeing commercial airframes were built as military/government aircraft. I'll limit my question to current Boeing jetliners serving in the U.S..
 
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Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:01 pm

201 total for the United States Air Force and United States Navy per Boeing's delivery chart.

These include 707s, 737s, 747s, 757s, DC-9s and DC-10s.
 
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Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:18 am

Stitch, are you also counting the one B-767-400ER originally ordered as the E-10A prototype? That airplane was built and flown to storage last year. Now, I believe it is being converted into a BBJ for someone.
 
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Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:40 am



Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
These include 707s, 737s, 747s, 757s, DC-9s and DC-10s.

You also left off the B727 (C-22),

and it doesn't include Boeing props such as the B-337 (C-97),
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Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:44 am



Quoting L-188 (Reply 3):
You also left off the B727 (C-22),

The C-22s were all bought second hand so wouldn't reflect in Boeings order book
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Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:58 am



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
Stitch, are you also counting the one B-767-400ER originally ordered as the E-10A prototype?

No, because I only counted deliveries, not orders, and that plane was never delivered to the USAF.
 
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Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:45 am

Didn't the government have some JetStars at some point?
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Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:24 am



Quoting Jwenting (Reply 6):
Didn't the government have some JetStars at some point?

Likely but they are not going to appear in the Boeing delivery lists are they?

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Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:59 pm



Quoting Jwenting (Reply 6):
Didn't the government have some JetStars at some point?

If you are referring to the Lockheed JetStar, the OP asked about Boeing aircraft. The same would apply to the Gulfstreams and Lears.  Wink

If you are referring to the E-8 Joint STARS 707, those were ex-commercial birds bought by NG and then refurbished and converted, so they would not count, either.
 
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Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:39 pm



Quoting Stitch (Reply 5):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
Stitch, are you also counting the one B-767-400ER originally ordered as the E-10A prototype?

No, because I only counted deliveries, not orders, and that plane was never delivered to the USAF.



Quoting Stitch (Reply 8):
the E-8 Joint STARS 707, those were ex-commercial birds bought by NG and then refurbished and converted, so they would not count, either.

Thanks, Stitch.

But, wasn't one or two of the E-8Cs former CC-137 (B-707-320B) RCAF tanker/transports? Would they count, since the CC-137s were built new for the RCAF?
 
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Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:40 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 9):
But, wasn't one or two of the E-8Cs former CC-137 (B-707-320B) RCAF tanker/transports? Would they count, since the CC-137s were built new for the RCAF?

I'd argue "no" because they were delivered new to a customer other than the USAF/USN, even if that customer was also a military service.

But true, you could parse the answer many different ways.  Smile

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