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  • #16
    Originally posted by showbizkid View Post
    Nice historical pix, Dave!
    Thanks. They weren't too tough to find, but it did take some time.
    With the right search words- Google is my friend.


    Originally posted by Silverplate View Post
    The US Marines have been painted that for many years, nothing new there.
    As I noted in my post above, yes.
    The link should take you to one of their C-9Bs.





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    • #17
      The new one looks like a zip van paint scheme.
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      • #18
        The new one looks like a zip van paint scheme.
        And the Zipvan looked sharp, too - right?
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        • #19
          Apparently Trump wants it painted to match his personal airplane.

          https://amp.businessinsider.com/imag...-2732-1366.jpg

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          • #20
            Not saying nothing about the politics, but that is one unattractive paint scheme.
            Looks like they used hot mop roofing tar.

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            • #21
              Apparently Trump wants it painted to match his personal airplane.
              Apparently NOT. A quick glance between the two is all it takes to determine the schemes are not alike except for colors.

              Looks like they used hot mop roofing tar.
              You need new glasses. Or ease up on the haterade.
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              • #22
                Well, Airforce One is a military jet. Personally I think it might be a good idea to remind our Chief Executive of that. The Clinton's could have used that reminder from time to time. As such, the simpler, more military look to the plane seems more appropriate to me. After all, this plane is a courtesy extended to a civilian Commander by the Airforce, not the plaything of a Monarch.

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                • #23
                  its like picking a rambler over a lark

                  its like picking a rambler over a lark
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                  • #24
                    This is a solution in search of a problem, in my opinion.

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                    • #25
                      Finally we have an issue to differentiate the presidential candidates! Someone please ask all the candidates what their position is regarding the new paint scheme on the new Air Force One.
                      -Dwight

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                      • #26
                        Finally we have an issue to differentiate the presidential candidates! Someone please ask all the candidates what their position is regarding the new paint scheme on the new Air Force One.
                        What a can of worms that would be if they all weighed in with a substantive answer (instead of just using the opportunity to attack each other).
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                        • #27
                          Somehow you seem to have overlooked the fact that per the Constitution the president is Commander-in-Chief of ALL US military including the Air Force. There's no courtesy involved. The president can order them to fly him around in a B-52 or F-18 if he wants too. The Kennedy-Loewy design is great, but red, white and blue are our national colors.

                          Originally posted by studeclunker View Post
                          Well, Airforce One is a military jet. Personally I think it might be a good idea to remind our Chief Executive of that. The Clinton's could have used that reminder from time to time. As such, the simpler, more military look to the plane seems more appropriate to me. After all, this plane is a courtesy extended to a civilian Commander by the Airforce, not the plaything of a Monarch.

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                          • #28
                            The new one looks a lot like the American Airlines color scheme to me.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by edpjr View Post
                              The president can order them to fly him around in a B-52 or F-18 if he wants too.
                              Actually, yes and no.
                              The Secret Service would first have to sign off on it.
                              Something similar happened once.
                              Just once.



                              And, oh yes.... F-18s aren't flown by the US Air Force.
                              So if that happened-- the CinC would be on either NAVY One, or Marine One~
                              depending on whose bird it is, as they both fly various versions of said jet.





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                              • #30
                                And by the way, I'd like to point out that the horrific USA Today renderings are by staff artists essentially stirring the pot about the whole process. None of them should be taken seriously.

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