The Mysterious Case Of The Air Force's New Strangely Modified Boeing 737 With A Puzzling Past
The aircraft still wears its factory coating and has crude alterations, but its ownership history is just as curious as its configuration
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June 15, 2020 - by TYLER ROGOWAY for thedrive.com
The Air Force has a robust fleet of 737s. Today, nearly all of them are C-40s, which act as executive and priority passenger transports, but they are not totally alone. For instance, one older NT-43 example that is heavily modified and extremely shy, goes about its shadowy business as an airborne aircraft signature measurement test laboratory.
But by and large, the 737's role within the Air Force's stable is well known. Now a strangely modified 737-700 with a civilian registration, but an Air Force owner, has just emerged and its past is just as murky as its current mission.
The aircraft in question carries a civilian registration number N712JM, which is a bit odd for an aircraft owned by the United States Air Force. The Boeing jet came to our attention when it showed up at...
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