The plane that the current president of the United States will be on the plane “Air Force One”or “Navy One” or “Army One”, Depending on which US Armed Forces you belong to. Each civilian aircraft is named “Executive One”. However, most often, the President of the United States uses it on his trips abroad Military version of the Boeing 747, i.e. VC-25A, in distinctive white and blue panel. It is this plane that has become synonymous with the presidential plane.
Air Force One, as well as the White House, Camp David and Cadillac One, meaning “the beast”He became one of the symbols of American presidential power. Known as Air Force One, the current fleet of aircraft, in service since 1990, has been used by Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and now Joe Biden.
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The U.S. Air Force has two Boeing VC-25As registered as 28000 and SAM 29000. They are stationed at a base in Andrews, Maryland. While this model is based on the Boeing 747-200B civilian jumbo jet, it was built from the ground up to meet the needs of the American president.
The plane is 70.7 meters long and 19.3 meters high. The wingspan is more than 59 meters, and the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is about 378 tons. The range is more than 12.5 thousand. how much.
Air Force One. The Boeing VC-25A is a flying white house
On board Air Force One – known as the Boeing VC-25A – there are, among other things, the office of the President of the United States, comfortable bedrooms, kitchens, rooms for the presidential family and his entourage. There is also a booth for accompanying staff and accredited journalists. There is room for more than 70 people on board.
There is also an operating room for life-saving procedures and a well-equipped pharmacy. The aircraft also has advanced communications systems, thanks to which it can be an aviation command center. It was used in this role after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Air Force One can be refueled mid-air. It was also armed with defense systems against surface-to-air and air-to-air missile attacks.
Currently, Boeing is working on the successor to both machines, the VC-25B aircraft. It will be based on the modern design of the Boeing 747-8i. Contract destined For more than 300 million dollarsThe two new aircraft are expected to be delivered by 2025.
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