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Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I

Grumman Gulfstream I is an American twin turboprop business aircraft. It first flew on August 14, 1958.

History

The United States military version for this plane is the C-4 Academe. The TC-4 is a version with added instruments and navigation. It was used by US Navy for bombadier/navigator training for the A-6 Intruder. A VC-4A variant was flown by the United States Coast Guard as an executive transport until the early 1980s. It was later used as a logistics and long-range command and control aircraft until 2001.

Specifications

- Wingspan: 23.9 m
- Length: 19.4 m
- Height: 6.8 m
- Wing area: 56.7 m²
- Empty wt: 9,930 kg
- Takeoff wt: 15,920 kg
- Max speed: 648 km
- Cruise speed: 575 km
- Landing speed: 135 km
- Ceiling: 10,670 m
- Climbing rate: 9.7 m/s
- Takeoff roll: 635 m
- Landing roll: 460 m
- Range: 3780 km
- Crew: 2
- Payload: 10 - 24 passengers
- Engines: 2 x Rolls-Royce plc Dart Mk 529 turboprop @ 2078 hp each

Operators

Civilian Operators
In August 2006 a total of 44 Grumman Gulfstream I aircraft remain in service. The major operator is Phoenix Air in the United States with 13 aircraft. Some 19 other airlines also operate the type.

Military Operators
- Greece
- Venezuela
- United States - United States Coast Guard, US Navy

Last updated December 10, 2008
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