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C-37A Gulfstream V The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: C-37A Gulfstream V
Manufacturer: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.Function: Special Air MissionsService Date: 1998Speed: 600 mphCrew: FiveProduction: 191 Inventory: 9Commentary: Capable of cruise operations from 41,000 to51,000 feet. Includes enhanced weather radar, autopilot andultra-modern heads up display. Equipped with bothcommercial and military communications
0 8/12
2016
C-32 The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: C-32
Manufacturer: Boeing CompanyFunction: High-Priority Personnel TransportService Date: 1998Speed: 530 mphCrew: 16Production: 6 Inventory: 4Commentary: Primary user of this aircraft is the vice president, using the callsign “Air ForceTwo.” Aircraft includes a communications center, galley, fully-enclosed stateroom, and a conference and staff facility.
0 8/04
2016
The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: C-21A The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: C-21A
Manufacturer: Learjet Inc.Function: Passenger AirliftService Date: 1984Speed: 530 mphCrew: TwoProduction: 738 Inventory: 55Commentary: In January 2007, Program Budget Decision number 720 reduced C-21 operations to 40 aircraft. AMCdissolved C-21 operations at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. US Air Forces in Europe was reduced from 13 to 10, Pacific Air
0 7/29
2016
The C-20A/B, the military version of the Gulfstream III, was selected in June 1983 as the replacement aircraft for the C-140B Jetstar. (U.S. Air Force photo) The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: C-20 Gulfstream III
Manufacturer: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.Function: Special Air & Operational Support AirliftService Date: 1992Speed: 576 mphCrew: FiveProduction: 10Inventory: C-20B; 5 C-20H; 2Primarily used to fill the airlift mission for high-ranking government and DOD officials. Worldwide secure and non-secure passenger communication capability exists on both
0 7/11
2016
More than 1,000 young adults with appointments to the U.S. Air Force Academy lined up near Doolittle Hall June 30, 2016, at the Academy to report for Basic Cadet Training. Basic Cadet Training is a six-week mental and physical training program designed to introduce cadet trainees to military life. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) ) ‘Tip of the iceberg’: 1,168 start Basic Cadet Training
More than 1,100 young adults said goodbye to their parents and families June 30 and took their first military steps toward becoming commissioned officers.  In all, 1,168 appointees to the Air Force Academy were scheduled to begin Basic Cadet Training, a rigorous six-week mental and physical training program designed to introduce them to military
0 7/06
2016
The C-17A Globemaster III. (Courtesy photo) The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: C-17A Globemaster III
Manufacturer: BoeingFunction: Cargo and Troop TransportService Date: 1993Speed: 518 mphCrew: ThreeProduction: 223 (planned) Inventory: 213Commentary: The first C-17 operational strategic brigade airdrop occurred in March 2003, when a formation of 15 aircraft delivered a US Army brigade, complete with equipment, directly into northern Iraq. 
0 7/06
2016
A Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy test aircraft takes of from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. (Courtesy photo) The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: C-5A/B/C/M Galaxy
Manufacturer: LockheedFunction: Outsize cargo transportService Date: 1970Crew: SevenSpeed: 518 mphProduction: 131Inventory: 94Commentary: The C-5 is the USAF’s largest transport aircraft. The C-5 is capable of carrying two M1 Abrams battle tanks, six Apache helicopters, or a quarter million pounds of relief supplies. The USAF is upgrading the fleet
0 6/29
2016
The B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo) The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: B-52H Stratofortress
Manufacturer: BoeingFunction: Heavy BomberService Date: 1955Speed: 650 mphCrew: FiveProduction: 744 Inventory: 94Commentary: The B-52 is the largest aircraft credited with air-to-air kills (2 in Vietnam). Specially modified NB-52s support NASA and USAF test programs, acting as the launch platform for the X-15, lifting body aircraft, and other test
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2016
The B-2A Spirit flies over the Utah Testing and Training Range in 2003 at Hill Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Photo by Bobbie Garcia) The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: B-2A Spirit
Manufacturer: Northrup GrummanFunction: Multi-Role Heavy BomberService Date: 1993Speed: Mach 0.85-0.95Crew: Two PilotsProduction: 21 Inventory: 20Commentary: Based on flying wing concept pioneered on Northrup test bombers YB-35 and YB-49 in the 1940s. The first use of B-2s in combat took place in 1999 in Operation ALLIED FORCE.
0 6/13
2016
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM -- A B1B Lancer from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, flies over the Pacific Ocean in 2005. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Bennie Davis III)
The Contrails: Aircraft, weapons systems: B1-B Lancer
Manufacturer: Boeing Function: Long-Range, Multi-Role, Heavy BomberService Date: 1985Speed: 900+ mphCrew: FourProduction: 104 Inventory: 66Commentary: The B-1 was planned as a replacement for the B-52 but was cancelled in 1977. The USAF revived the program in 1981. The B-1B was first used in combat against Iraq during Operation DESERT FOX in 1998.
0 6/07
2016
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