Saturday, February 9, 2019

FDR's "Sacred Cow"-- Part 5: Today Looks Like It Did At Yalta


After the "Sacred Cow" left presidential service, it was used  for other transport duties until the plane was officially retired in October 1961.  In 1963, the "Sacred Cow" was transported to the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, and the staff began the monumental task of restoring it to its former glory.

After ten years and more than 34,000 hours of work, the aircraft was put on display appearing as it did during President Roosevelt's  trip to Yalta.

Some "Sacred Cow" Data:

Crew:  Seven, plus up to 15 passengers
Maximum Speed:  300 mph
Range:  3,900 miles
Ceiling:  22,000 feet
Weight:  80,000 pounds fully loaded

Quite the Plane.  GreGen

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