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Explanation[edit]

I created this page while adding infoboxes to the C-135 and C-97 pages. All pages for C-137 and VC-137 were redirected to the Air Force One page. I felt it was needed because the Boeing 707 article hardly mentions the military models.

I chose C-137 Stratoliner as the title in preference to some version of VC-137, as I wanted to cover all of the 707 military models in brief, including those with their own pages. All variations of "C-137" (Boeing C-137, VC-137, etc.) should redirect here.

The VC-137s are covered the most here, with brief mentions of the other variants. However, I have not elaborated on the Air Force One models here, as they are covered in great detail on that page.

I created this page by cut-and-pasting the C-135 Stratolifter page, and used its format as a guide. I have tried to correct everything thoughout the page to the C-137, but there may be things that I missed.

Feel free to help improve this article as you can. The specs need to be double-checked and expanded. The "Designation sequence" also needs to be added (There were none on the C-135/KC-135 pages). We could use a better lead pic, preferably of a VC-137 model. As the text is expanded, we could add a few more pics of the other military 707 types.

--BillCJ 04:59, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Bill, What do you think about having the C-18 information here instead of on the civvie 707 article? Right now, the EC-18 link on this page redirects to the EC-135 page, and the EC-18 link that's there jumps to the 707 page, which only mentions it in the -320B variant description. If I understand what you were saying above, you thought that the military 707 variants needed better exposure, and I agree. Is this article where you'd prefer to see it? FWIW, this link describes the -18 variants. Apparently, there were only a handful of straight C-18s built, and they've all been converted to EC-18s. There are also 4 TC-18s. My DoD pub pretty much confirms the info in that link, with a bit more detail added. What thinkest thou? Akradecki 05:54, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

I thinkest, therefore I amest. Works for me. Given the recent discussions on the KC-135 page about the 707 tankers variants, we might put them here to start with, and split them off later if we need to. - BillCJ 06:12, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Aero Specs?[edit]

It looks like msot of them are in place. RedSkunk 04:39, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

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