Boeing VC-137B

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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