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Gulfstream III

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Gulfstream III
United States Navy (163692)
Type Business jet
Manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace
Maiden flight February 12, 1979
Introduced 1983
Primary users United States
Unit cost $37M USD
Developed from Grumman Gulfstream II
Variants Gulfstream IV/G400/G450

The Gulfstream III, a business jet produced by Gulfstream Aerospace, is an all-weather, long-range, high speed aircraft powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines with thrust reversers.

Military variants

  • C-20A - USAF variant configured for 14 passengers and 5 crew[1]
  • C-20B - C-20A with upgraded electronics used for Presidential and VIP missions[1]
  • C-20C - C-20B with upgraded secure communications, backup for Air Force One[1]
  • C-20D - C-20B with modified communications equipment for use by the U.S. Navy[1]
  • C-20E - C-20B with modified avionics and interior furnishings for use by the U.S. Navy[1]

Specifications (Gulfstream III)

General characteristics

  • Crew: Captain, Co-Pilot, Crew Chief
  • Capacity: Twenty-six
  • Length: 88 ft 4 in (25.35 m)
  • Wingspan: 77 ft 10 in (23.72 m)
  • Height: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
  • Empty weight: 38,000 lb (17,237 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 69,700 lb (31,615 kg)
  • Useful load: 31,000 lb (14,061 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 69,700 lb (31,615 kg)
  • Powerplant: Two× SPEY-MK511-8 Turbofan, 11,400 lbf (50.7 kN) each



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Model Designation of Military Aerospace Vehicles, DoD 4120.15L, 2004-05-12

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