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USAF C135

Post by Frosty » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:58 pm

This is an ancient picture of my dad's.
Pictured is a USAF C135 that accompanied President Richard Nixon on his arrival at Shannon in October 1970, what exact variant is it, why is it painted so stylishly and what was it used for does anyone know?
Note the strange forward door....
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Post by Heliops » Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:56 pm

Thats for CIA etc. something painted differently from reg ac is always governmental.

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Post by Cosmic » Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:28 am

Whats the difference between a 707 and a C135 when its at home then chaps?

The forward soor is a Cargo door.

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Post by Heliops » Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:22 pm

c135 is the military version and usually that means that everything that can be upgraded IS upgraded.

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Post by Frosty » Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:28 pm

Cosmic wrote:The forward soor is a Cargo door.


On the outside, it looks a cargo door, but look inside this - it is blocked-up, with just a small normal entrance.....
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Post by Rallye EIBFP » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:28 pm

Tis a cargo conversion so... :lol:

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