BOEING VC-137B
BOEING VC-137B

Manufacturer

BOEING

Markings:

89th Military Airlift Wing, Andrews AFB, Maryland, 1998

Designation:

VC-137B

Serial Number:

58-6971

BOEING VC-137B

One of three 707-153s bought "off-the-shelf" and converted to military use, this aircraft was completed as a VC-137A by Boeing Aircraft of Seattle, Washington on April 7, 1959. On May 30, 1959 this aircraft was accepted by the U. S. Air Force, painted in Military Air Transport Service colors (white top with extensive Day-Glo orange) and markings and assigned to the 1298th Air Transport (Special Missions) Squadron at Andrews AFB, MD with a deployment to Washington National Airport in Washington, DC. In June 1961, the aircraft was assigned to the 1254th Air Transport (Special Missions) Wing, Andrews AFB.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 130 ft 10 in
  • Length: 144 ft 6 in
  • Height: 42 ft
  • Weight: 257,000 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 623 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 37,500 ft
  • Range: 3,217 miles
  • Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33 (JT3D-3) turbofans
  • Crew: 18, Passengers: 40