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Boeing Model 707/C-18 - USA
VC-137C (Boeing 707-353B)
Serial: 72-7000 Unit: 89th AW Special 707-353B for Office of the President. Supplemented the famous 'Air Force One'. It had a custom-built interior and very special navigation and communication installation for global self-sufficiency. Used civil test reg of N8459. Donated to Reagan Presidential Library, CA September 2001. To San Bernadino IAP September 8, 2001 for preservation.
The designation -353B applied to a pair of Boeing 707's purchased by the USAF to serve as Presidential transports, known when operating in this specific role as Air Force One. They were basically 707-320C's, with special interiors and a comprehensive fit of communications and navigation equipment. The serial numbers were 62-6000 (c/n 18461) delivered in 1962 and 72-7000 (c/n 20630) delivered in 1972, for operation as VC-137Cs.
Artist: unknown Source: Air International Magazine, November 1990 (Vol.39, No.5) Source: "Great Aircraft of the World", Book Editor: Len Cacutt Publishers: Marshall Cavendish Books Ltd. 58 Old Compton Street, London W1V 5PA
Andrews AFB. VIP scheme of white, Dark Blue BAC5070, Light Blue BAC5071, Natural Metal and Boeing Gray FS16515.