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VC-25A - Air Force One

Specifications
Primary FunctionPresidential air transport
ContractorBoeing Airplane Co.
Power Plant Four General Electric CF6-80C2B1 jet engines
Thrust56,700 pounds, each engine
Length231 feet, 10 inches (70.7 meters)
Height63 feet, 5 inches (19.3 meters)
Wingspan195 feet, 8 inches (59.6 meters)
Speed630 miles per hour (Mach 0.92)
Ceiling45,100 feet (13,746 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight833,000 pounds (374,850 kilograms)
Range7,800 statute miles (6,800 nautical miles) (12,550 kilometers)
Crew26 (passenger/crew capacity: 102)
Introduction DateDec. 8, 1990 (tail No. 28000); Dec. 23, 1990 (tail No. 29000)
Date DeployedSept. 6, 1990 (tail No. 28000); Mar. 26, 1991 (tail No. 29000)
InventoryActive force, 2; ANG, 0; Reserve, 0
Systems
  • AN/ALQ-204 HAVE CHARCOAL IRCM ..... or
  • AN/AAQ-24 Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM)
  • COMBAT CIDERS full-duplex frequency division multiplexing (FDM) multi-channel Air Force One communications link, via nuclear-hardened antennas at many of the AUTOVON switching centers. Synonymous with AUTOVON WIDEBAND.


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