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Thu Feb 28, 2002 6:38 am

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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RE: VC-25

Thu Feb 28, 2002 7:15 am

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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RE: VC-25

Thu Feb 28, 2002 7:25 am

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

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RE: VC-25

Thu Feb 28, 2002 7:28 am

Analog flightdeck.
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RE: VC-25

Thu Feb 28, 2002 8:27 am

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

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RE: VC-25

Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:21 am

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

Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:41 am

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.

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RE: VC-25

Fri Mar 01, 2002 5:18 am

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

Sun Mar 03, 2002 1:29 am

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.
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RE: VC-25

Sun Mar 03, 2002 7:48 am

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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