C-40 Clipper / USNItem Number: 140
Boeing C-40 Clipper airplane model. The Navy required a Navy Unique Fleet Essential Airlift Replacement Aircraft (the NUFEA-RA Program). This aircraft, since designated the C-40A, was required to replace the aging C-9 fleet. Boeing offered the 737-700 new technology aircraft in response to the Navy's request for proposal. The Navy did not request and Boeing did not specify any particular equipment to be designated by manufacturer and model number except the basic aircraft itself. Instead, general capabilities and performance requirements were specified.
The C-40A, a derivative of the 737-700C and manufactured by Boeing Information, Space, and Defense Systems, is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified, high performance, fixed wing aircraft that will accommodate 120 passengers, eight pallets of cargo, or a combination configuration consisting of 3 pallets and 70 passengers. It is powered by two CFM56-7 engines developed jointly by General Electric and SNECMA. The Clipper is a version of Boeing's next-generation 737-700, the 737-700C, modified with a large cargo door and the strengthened wings and landing gear of the 737-800. The C-40A will have a state of the art flight deck, avionics that meet FAA safety mandates, and engines that are Stage III noise compliant and certified for over-water operations. The aircraft will have a range of 3,400 NM with 5,000 lbs. of cargo. The aircraft will provide long range, high priority logistical airlift in support of Fleet activities.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/72. Wingspan 19 inches, Length 18 1/2 inches.