History of the 1969 Gulfstream II #77
Collectively the most successful members of the Gulfstream corporate aircraft family, the Gulfstream II and Gulfstream III are Spey powered developments of the original turboprop powered Gulfstream I.
The Rolls-Royce Dart turboprop powered Grumman Gulfstream I proved to be quite successful as a large long range corporate transport, while the availability of an faster and more powerful turbojet powered model, the Rolls-Royce Spey meant that a jet powered successor was a logical development. Grumman launched such an aircraft, named the Gulfstream II or G-II, in May 1965.
While based on the original Gulfstream I - the G-II shares the same forward fuselage and cross section - there are more differences than similarities. The most obvious difference is the two rear mounted Spey axial flow turbojet engines, others include a new swept wing and tail. A similar size fuselage to the G-I seats 10 in a typical executive configuration.
No prototype G-II was built, instead the first to fly was a production standard aircraft, which first flew on October 2 1966. Certification and first production deliveries occurred in October and December 1967 respectively.
The improved Gulfstream III followed Gulfstream American's purchase of Grumman's GA lines in 1978. The Gulfstream III first flew on December 2 1979. Changes compared with the G-II include a revised wing of greater span and area with drag reducing winglets, more fuel tankage and thus range, reprofiled nose and a 97cm (3ft 2in) fuselage stretch. Gulfstream IIBs are G-IIs retrofitted with the G-III's wing.
Production deliveries of G-IIIs began in late 1980 and continued until 1986 when production ceased in favor of the Gulfstream IV, a somewhat larger model with two new, quieter, more powerful and fuel efficient Rolls-Royce Tay turbofans.
- 11,043 Total Hours; Landings 7,208
Engines: Rolls-Royce Spey MK 511-8
- Dual Collins FD-109 FDs
- Dual Collins VHF-22A Comms
- Dual Collins VIR-32 Navs
- Dual Collins DME42
- Dual Collins ADF-60
- Dual UNS-1C FMS w/GPS
- Allied Signal CAS-67A TCAS II change 7
- Allied Signal MST-67A Mode S Trans
- Primus 870 Weather Radar
- Honeywell Mark VII EGPWS
- Sperry SP 50G Autopilot System
- Fairchild GA100 CVR
- AZ-960 Dual Air Data Altimetry
- MagnaStar C2000 Airfone
- AFIS w/Weather Graphics
- Dual Sperry DG-233 Directional Gyro
- Dual Sperry 1784460-355 RMI
- Dual Pilot's Davtron Clock
- JET Standby Horizon
- Dual Baker Audio Panels
- Honeywell AL-801 Alt Preselect
- Dual VG-311 Vertical Gyro
- Collins Comparator
- JET Emergency Power Supply
- Collins 860F-1 Radio Altimeter
- G-3 Radome Modification
- Stage II Hushkits
- 3 - Scott EROS Oxygen masks
- Pulse Lighting System
- Rosen Sun Shades
- 45,000 feet Certification
- 72 Month c/w 4/05(Progressive)
- 580 Inspections c/w 3/05
- Gear & 5k due @ 7747 Ldgs
- Under window c/w 2/05
- White with Teal and Dark Grey Stripes. Polished Leading Edges and Inlets. 1994.
- Twelve Passenger Fireblocked Executive Seating configured with Four Place Club Seating (Forward); Two Place Club Seating (Aft); Three Place Side Facing Couch (Aft); Forward Facing Seat with Work Station; Aft Galley with Coffee Maker, Hot Cup and Warming Oven; Aft Lavatory; Air Show "CD-2000 Cabin Display System" (Universal); Rosen 14 inch LCD Color Monitor; Stereo Entertainment System with VCR/CD Player and TV. Cream Leather Seats with Blue Carpet and Gray Ultrasuede Headliner - Ash Cabinetry. November 2003
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