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Planes of the Presidents
VC-118A "Independence" Landing
Forward Fuselage of VC-118A "Independence"
VC-118A "Independence" on Flight Ramp
VC-118A "Independence" In Flight
Stateroom on VC-118A "Independence"
VC-54C "Sacred Cow" on Flight Ramp
Douglas C-118A Liftmaster in Flight
Flight Crew for VC-54C "Sacred Cow"
AT-6/SNJ Trainer with Propeller Spinning
DC-6 on Ground with People
DC-6 on Ground with Passengers
Douglas R6D-1 Liftmaster in Flight
DC-6 Taxiing on Runway
Boeing AH-6U On First Unmanned Flight
LGM-118 Peacekeeper ICBM Launch
DC-6 Nose Section
Boeing AH-6i First Flight in Production Configuration
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VC-118A "Independence" Taxis on Flight Ramp
The 29th DC-6 was ordered by the Air Force, adapted as the presidential aircraft and designated the VC-118. It was delivered on July 1, 1947, and called The Independence after President Harry Truman's hometown, Independence, Mo.
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Air Force One
historic production status
left front views
one of a kind aircraft
tricycle landing gears
VC-118A - Independence
vintage / retro