VC-25 a.k.a. Air Force One
Luckily Nick Veronico is as good a photographer as he is a writer. Recently, while on assignment at Moffett Field (formally named Moffett Federal Field), he captured one of the aircraft used as Air Force One as it was departing. Each aircraft is a heavily modified Boeing 747B, making them CV-25s. The 747 profile and livery, perhaps, makes this Air Force One aircraft iconic and maybe not to be usurped in the title.
Nick has several books about aircraft history, especially finding and researching war wrecks—Nick coined the term “wreck chasing” for these endeavors. His most recent books with their respective reviews are:
A research archive can also be found at wreckchasing.com which was founded by Nick. It is rich in resources and information. It is also the home of the virtual Museum of Aerial Gunnery which may be the rare museum specializing in aerial gunnery.
Thanks to Nick for allowing permission to use his image in this post 🙂