Gulfstream III. Specifications. Photo.
Gulfstream III. Specifications. Photo.

Gulfstream III. Specifications. Photo.


Gulfstream III is an administrative type of aircraft manufactured by the American aircraft manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace in the period of 1979 1986 year.


Photo Gulfstream III


Development of the aircraft Gulfstream III American aircraft manufacturers have begun on the basis of already existing models Grumman Gulfstream II. A number of improvements in aircraft performance plan, advanced equipment, updated exterior design and a refined interior of the passenger compartment allow the aircraft to enjoy confident enough popularity among the customers and owners, however, among other things, the aircraft is actively interested and air forces of several countries, particularly the US .


Gulfstream III photo


The main feature of the administrative plane Gulfstream III is a new form and dimensions of the wing, which in turn led to improved aerodynamic performance when performing flights, with mainly should take into account the drag and reducing fuel consumption.

On board the aircraft, depending on the configuration, can accommodate up to 19 passengers (standard seat), but often the aircraft intended for the carriage of 10-12 people at the same time the passenger compartment in the event got off so as to ensure passengers maximum comfort even when flying at maximum distances - for the Gulfstream III, this distance was about 6700 kilometers.

The cockpit is equipped with modern equipment and avionics, allowing owners note that the control plane is quite convenient, with, internal cabin space perfectly designed for two people, it does not create a cramped environment.


The passenger compartment Gulfstream III


The Gulfstream III is powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey Mk 511-8 RB.163 turbofan engines, each with a thrust of 50,7 kN, which makes it possible to carry a large number of passengers on board the aircraft, and in addition, provides the ability to make long-term flights at speeds of 928 km / h (maximum flight speed).

Over the entire period of production aircraft Gulfstream III there was only one civilian version of the aircraft, while for the US Air Force was designed 7 versions (excluding special orders).

Gulfstream C-20A - an upgraded version of the base production model Gulfstream III, intended for use in the US Air Force. On board 14 involves carriage of passengers while the plane was required to manage the five crew members, including the auxiliary composition.

Gulfstream C-20B - an improved version of the C-20A, equipped with modern means of electronics and avionics. Designed for use in the US Air Force and US Coast Guard.

The Gulfstream C-20C is a special version of the Gulfstream III operated either as a US President's aircraft or as an escort aircraft. The technical characteristics of the aircraft are not specified for safety reasons.

Gulfstream C-20D - an improved version of the Gulfstream C-20D, exploited as a means of surveillance and radar in the Navy US.

Gulfstream C-20E - version used by the US Air Force as an aircraft to transport VIPs and people of the United States. The aircraft has a lengthened fuselage and avionics modern facilities, without altering the flight performance.

Gulfstream III SRA-1 - a special version of the aircraft to conduct radar reconnaissance intended exclusively for export.

Gulfstream III SMA-3 - a modified version of civil aircraft for the needs of the Air Force of Denmark. It is maintained as a means of surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as a business aircraft for the members of the government.


Specifications Gulfstream III.


  • Crew: 2 people (depending on version);
  • Passenger: 19 people (depending on the cabin configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 25,32 m .;
  • Wingspan: 23,72 m.;
  • Plane Height: 7,43 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 17236 kg .;
  • Payload: 14379 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 31615 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 818 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 928 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 6760 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 13716 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbofan;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Spey Mk 511-8 RB.163;
  • Thrust: 2 x 50,7 kN.


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