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USAF C135

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:58 pm
by Frosty
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....
Thanks in advance.
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:56 pm
by Heliops
Thats for CIA etc. something painted differently from reg ac is always governmental.

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:28 am
by Cosmic
Whats the difference between a 707 and a C135 when its at home then chaps?

The forward soor is a Cargo door.

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:22 pm
by Heliops
c135 is the military version and usually that means that everything that can be upgraded IS upgraded.

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:28 pm
by Frosty
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.....

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:28 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
Tis a cargo conversion so... :lol: