Air Force One, just ahead of where the wing joins, has a silver "swoosh" on the bottom of the fuselage:
Air Force Two, or other congressional aircraft painted with the blue/white livery that I was able to find do not have that same feature:
What is the purpose of this "Silver Swoosh"? I was bale to identify the following two paths of reasoning, which raise additional questions:
Option 1: Part of the Paint Job
- If the silver is just part of the paint job, why don't other congressional aircraft have that same feature?
- If it is part of the paint job, what does it signify or what drives its inclusion?
Option 2: It fulfills a defensive function
- What defensive purpose does it fulfill?
- Since it seems to be highly reflective, does it potentially serve as a mirror for missiles with certain seeker heads?