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VC-137B/C Stratoliner

Specifications
Primary Function Transport high-priority personnel and backup presidential airlift.
Builder Boeing Company.
Power Plant: Four Pratt and Whitney JT3D-3B turbofan engines
Thrust: 18,000 pounds (8,100 kilograms) each engine
Length VC-137B, 144 feet, 6 inches (48.79 meters);
VC-137C, 152 feet, 11 inches (46.33 meters)
Height VC-137B, 41 feet, 4 inches (12.52 meters);
VC-137C, 42 feet, 5 inches (12.91 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight VC-137B, 258,000 pounds (116,100 kilograms)
VC-137C, 322,000 pounds (144,900 kilograms)
Wingspan: VC-137B, 130 feet, 10 inches (39.66 meters);
VC-137C, 145 feet, 9 inches (44.17 meters)
Range VC-137B, 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers);
VC-137C, 6,000 miles (9,600 kilometers)
Ceiling 42,000 feet (12,727 meters)
Speed 530 miles per hour (Mach 0.81)
Load VC-137B, 40 passengers;
VC-137C, 50 passengers
Survivability:
  • AN/ALQ-204 HAVE CHARCOAL IRCM
  • Unit Cost VC-137B, $36.6 million; VC-137C, $36.2 million
    Crew 18 (varies with mission)
    Date Deployed: VC-137B, October 1962;
    VC-137C, August 1972.
    Inventory Active force, VC-137B, 3 and
    VC-137C, 4;
    ANG: 0; Reserve: 0.



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