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#AA-9002   1/72 scale  Boeing VC-25A Air Force One  The Flying White House

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Box top (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

150 resin parts

Crystal-clear cast canopy

Decal

Span: 32.6"

Length: 38.5"

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Unit price: US$328

Shipping charge: US$52

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$3.50

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Aircraft History and Specification

The mission of the VC-25A ¡§Air Force One¡¨, is to provide air transport for the president of the United States. Presidential air transport began in 1944 when the C-54 ¡§Sacred Cow" was put into service for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While the call sign "Air Force One" was first used in the 50s, President Kennedy's VC-137 was the first aircraft to be popularly known as "Air Force One". The two VC-25A currently in U.S. service is highly a modified version of 747-200B. The first VC-25A, tail number 28000, flew as "Air Force One" in 1990, when it transported President George Bush. A second VC-25A, tail number 29000, transported Presidents Bill Clinton. The VC-25A can also be operated as military command center in the event of an incident such as a nuclear attack. Operational modifications include aerial refueling capability and anti-aircraft missile countermeasures. The electronics on board are connected with approximately 238 miles of wiring, twice that of a regular 747. All wiring is covered with heavy shielding for protection from an electromagnetic pulse in the event of a nuclear attack. The aircraft also has electronic countermeasures (ECMs) to jam enemy radar, flares to avoid heat-seeking missiles, and chaff to avoid radar-guided missiles.

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Presidential air transport

To provide air transport for the president of the United States.

195ft.8in.

231ft.10in.

63ft.5in.

4x General Electric CF6-80C2B1 jet  engine

630 mph

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Passenger/crew capacity: 102

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Model References (click the image for larger photo)

The building set content:

   

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Assembled replica with an overall length of 38.5" & span 32.6"

The reinforced landing gears made by ABS plastic

Additional parts for building the 747-400 model optionally

Complete set of tail number 28000 & 29000 decals