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Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II

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Based on the successful turboprop Gulfstream I, Grumman introduced the turbofan powered Gulfstream II in 1966.

NASA purchased the Gulfstream II to be modified as a aircraft to train shuttle pilots.  It has been modified to simulate the flight characteristics of the Space Shuttle.

Between 1966 and 1979, 258 of these large, long-range executive aircraft had be built.  By the time production ended, the rights to the Gulfstream line had been sold to Gulfstream American.






Type: Corporate
Engines: two 11,000 hp (48.9 kN) thrust Rolls-Royce RB.163-23 Spey turbofans
G-1159: Grumman model number
C-11: NASA Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA)
VC-11: U.S. Coast Guard VIP transport version

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