|Gulfstream II N17KW (sn 028)
Photo taken July 29, 2010 @ Oshkosh (EAA AirVenture Fly-in), WI - USA (OSH / KOSH)
|Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler
The Gulfstream II is an American twin engine business jet built by Gulfstream Aerospace, and its US military designation is C-11 Gulfstream II. It has been succeeded by the C-20 Gulfstream III. A modified version of the C-11, called the Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA), mimics the cockpit configuration and flight characteristics of the Space Shuttle and is used by NASA as a training airplane for practice shuttle approaches (referred to as "dives").
- Gulfstream II
Twin-engined excutive, corporate transport aircraft, with accommodation for up to 14 passengers, powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey RB.168 Mk 511-8 turbofan engines. 258 built.
- Gulfstream II TT
Modified version with tip tanks.
- Gulfstream IIB
Modified version, the wingleted wings of the Gulfstream III were fitted to the body of the Gulfstream II.
VIP transport version for the US Coast Guard. One built.
Royal Moroccan Air Force
Nigerian Air Force
- United States
United States Army
United States Coast Guard
The aircraft is operated by private individuals, companies, non-government organizations and executive charter operators. A number of companies also use the aircraft as part of fractional ownership programs.
Capacity: 19 (maximum certified)
Length: 79 ft 11 in (24.36 m)
Wingspan: 68 ft 10 in (20.98 m)
Height: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Wing area: 809.6 ft² (75.21 m²)
Empty weight: 36,544 lb (16.576 kg)
Gross weight: 65,500 lb (29,711 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8 turbofan, 11,400 lbf (51 kN) each
Maximum speed: 581 mph (936 km/h)
Maximum speed: Mach 0.85
Cruise speed: 483 mph (778 km/h)
Range: 4,123 miles (6,635 km)
Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,715 m)