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C-40A Clipper

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United States Navy C-40A -- a derivative of the Boeing 737.

The C-40A Clipper is a transport aircraft used by the United States Armed Forces.[1][2][3] The plane is a derivative of the Boeing 737.

The planes can be configured to carry either[1]:

  • 121 passengers;
  • 8 x 5,000-pound cargo pallets
  • 70 passengers and three pallets.

The plane replaces the C-9B. The United States Navy will eventually purchase 32 aircraft.[1]

A squadron flying the planes are based at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego California.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Boeing Delivers Ninth C-40A Aircraft to U. S. Navy. Boeing (June 5, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-09-26.
  2. Seaman Apprentice Joshua Valcarcel (July 25 2006). Conquistadors Team Up With Make-A-Wish Foundation. United States Navy. Retrieved on 2007-09-26.
  3. “I wish to fly in a Navy airplane”, Make a wish foundation. Retrieved on 2007-09-26.