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Gulfstream II
G-1159 Gulfstream II of the Government of Mauritania at Basle in 1987
Role Business jet
Manufacturer Grumman/Gulfstream Aerospace
Number built 258
Developed from Grumman Gulfstream I
Variants Gulfstream III
A highly modified GII used to flight test systems hardware for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) UAV contract bid, seen here taxiing at Mojave

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").

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Variants

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.
VC-11A
VIP transport version for the US Coast Guard. One built.

Operators

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Military operators

 Morocco
 Nigeria
 Oman
 Venezuela
 United States

Non-military operators

 Panama
  • Presidential fleet, 1 aircraft

For sale (Sept. 2009) [1]

Specifications

Data from Jane's Aircraft Upgrades 2008-2009, 2008, Jane's Information Group Limited, Page 420-421

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • 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

Performance

  • 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)

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