Grumman Gulfstream II. Characteristics. Photo.
Grumman Gulfstream II. Characteristics. Photo.

Grumman Gulfstream II. Characteristics. Photo.


Grumman Gulfstream II - American twin-engine business class aircraft manufactured aircraft manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace.


Photo Grumman Gulfstream II


The first development of the Grumman Gulfstream II aircraft began in the mid-60s, while two aircraft manufacturers Grumman and Gulfstream Aerospace took part in the design of the jet aircraft. The Grumman Gulfstream II made its first flight in 1966, after which, about six months later, in 1967, it was certified and entered mass production.


Grumman Gulfstream II photo


Design Grumman Gulfstream II was carried out partly on the basis of already existing models Grumman Gulfstream I, Which appeared a few years earlier, and became quite popular among the owners. Nevertheless, the American aeronautical engineer several altered the design of the aircraft, installed on it modern means of avionics, a new powerplant, upgraded existing passenger compartment as a result, new aircraft became a separate model has operated for almost 50 years.

On board the aircraft Grumman Gulfstream II vessel can accommodate up to 19 people, while, thanks to the produced redevelopment of the passenger compartment, even long flight is not scaring people no sense of discomfort.


The passenger compartment Grumman Gulfstream II


Powerplant Grumman Gulfstream II is represented by two turbofan aircraft engines Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8, each of which is capable of pulling force in kN 51, which in turn allows you to overcome the distance in 6635 kilometers at a maximum speed of flight in 936 km \ h. Among other things, the power plant is a very reliable and inexpensive to maintain, in connection with which the aircraft Grumman Gulfstream II operation is not expensive.

One of the negative aspects of aircraft Grumman Gulfstream II is a small agility that often led to complaints by pilots, but in a number of subsequent versions, thanks to the modification of the shape of the wing, managed to minimize the disadvantages.

In addition to basic production model for aircraft plant Gulfstream Aerospace is also available, and a few additional modifications:

  • Grumman Gulfstream II TT - a modified version of the basic production model with a modified interior and new fairings. Technical changes in version is not received;
  • The Grumman Gulfstream IIB is an upgraded version with a modified wing shape and installed winglets. Production was carried out from 1981 to 1994;
  • Grumman Gulfstream IISP - an improved version of modified Grumman Gulfstream IIB with new winglets, modern means of avionics and a modified design of the passenger compartment;
  • Grumman Gulfstream VC-11A - a special version developed by aircraft designers as a business class aircraft for the US Coast Guard.


Among other things, also released a special version of the aircraft of this model at NASA order, the US Air Force, the US Defence Department, etc. Most of the data about these models and top secret at the moment.


Specifications Grumman Gulfstream II.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 19 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 24,36 m .;
  • Wingspan: 20,98 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 7,47 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 16576 kg .;
  • Payload: 13145 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 29711 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 778 km \ h .;
  • The maximum speed of flight: 936 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 6635 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 13715 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbofan;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8;
  • Link: 2 × 51 kN.


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