Gulfstream American GA-7. Specifications. A photo.
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Gulfstream American GA-7. Specifications. A photo.

Gulfstream American GA-7. Specifications. A photo.

Gulfstream American GA-7 - US small-engine four-seater aircraft, manufactured by «Gulfstream American Aviation» with 1978 1979 on year.

Photo Gulfstream American GA-7

Work on the design of small-aircraft Gulfstream American GA-7 began American Aircraft company «Gulfstream American Aviation» (now «Gulfstream Aerospace») in the early 70-ies of the last century. The main reason for which started the development of this aircraft was a need for the development of small capacity aircraft to carry out flights on routes with length of up to 2160 kilometers, thus, the aircraft, which was first introduced in 1974 year, was a multi-purpose, and therefore, according to a plan of developers, I was supposed to be in demand.

Gulfstream American GA-7 photo

On board the aircraft Gulfstream American GA-7 can accommodate up to four people, including also a pilot. Taking into account the actual time of production and all the objectives for which the aircraft has been developed, the aircraft turned out quite acceptable, and, in it explicitly traced unique features of the amounts and Beechcraft.

As a power plant, the Gulfstream American GA-7 aircraft use two piston four-cylinder aircraft engines Lycoming O-320-D1D (depending on version), which can develop thrust in 160 hp each. Thanks to the powerful power plant, the aircraft can freely overcome the distance to 2167 kilometers, with a maximum flight speed in 312 km / h. The power plant of the aircraft Gulfstream American GA-7 is reliable and easy to operate, and does not require expensive maintenance.

Cabin Gulfstream American GA-7

Apart from the main production version, called the Gulfstream American GA-7 Cougar, this model in a revised form, was planned for release in mid-90-ies of the last century, however, for several reasons, including technical, issue of modifications has been canceled.

  • Socata TB320 Tangara - An improved version of GA-7 Cougar. Created a prototype;
  • Socata TB360 Tangara - Modification, equipped with two engines of the total power in 360 hp It built only one prototype.

During the entire production period, which was very short-lived, it was built 115 aircraft model Gulfstream American GA-7 Cougar, most of which is in operation to this day. The main reason for the continued operation of these aircrafts is their versatility, particularly aircraft are suitable for passenger traffic, cargo and training of future pilots.

Specifications Gulfstream American GA-7.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 8,74 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,23 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,15 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1165 kg .;
  • Payload: 559 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1724 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 296 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 311 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2167 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5300 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming O-320-D1D;
  • Power: 2 × 160 hp

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