This sleek model of the Boeing C-40B U.S. Air Force aircraft model is in 1:100 scale with a wingspan of 14" and is 13 1/4" in length. The C-40B was built for the U.S. Air Force as a military version of the Boeing 737-700 Boeing Business Jet. The aircraft was created to replace the aging fleet of the C-137 aircraft for U.S. combatant commanders and other government leaders. The Air Force awarded the medium lift contract in August 2000. The 89th Airlift Wing acquired its first C-40B aircraft in December 2002. The aircraft is based in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. The 15th Airlift Wing, Hickam AFB, Hawaii acquired its C-40B for U.S. Pacific Command in February 2003.
The C-40B is created to be an "office in the sky" for senior military and government officials. The C-40Bs are equipped with the Connexion by Boeing system, providing secure in-flight broadband connectivity -- data/video transmit and receive capability -- to enhance communications, productivity and security. This gives U.S. military officials the ability to conduct business anywhere around the world by using on-board Internet and local area network connections, telephones, satellites, television monitors, facsimile and copy machines. The C-40B has a computer-based passenger data system.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, this beautiful replica model design is molded in a high quality and sturdy resin. Each model then passes through several stages of priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
All models come with a mahogany display stand to present your aircraft in style! Perfect item or gift for that Military Aviation memorabilia or Aircraft Model enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!