Air International 1981-12
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??? - Gulfstream III: The Pride of Savannah
Only the colour schemes distinguish the first production Gulfstream III (c/n 300) shown from the fourth aircraft off the line (c/n 303). The company's prospensity to use the registration N300GA, which was also carried by the first prototype, will give serial number addicts a hard time!
Only the colour schemes distinguish the first production Gulfstream III (c/n 300) from the fourth aircraft off the line (c/n 303) shown. The company's prospensity to use the registration N300GA, which was also carried by the first prototype, will give serial number addicts a hard time!
The first Gulfstream IIB at roll-out, this being a converted GII, with the original fuselage length.
Latest addition to the biz-jet scene is the Gulfstream III, the the first prototype of which is depicted here prior to first flight.
The NASA-style winglets provide an immediate identification feature that distinguishes the Gulfstream III from its progenitor, the Gulfstream II. Less obvious, but important to G-III owners, is the lengthening of the fuselage by 2 ft (0,61 m) and the revised systems and avionics.
Now established in production at the Savannah, Georgia, works of Gulfstream American, the Gulfstream III is the latest in the family of long-range executive aircraft launched by Grumman a quarter of a century ago. The illustration depict the first production example.
Seen at roll-out at Savannah during October is Gulfstream III c/n 313, the second of three for the Royal Danish Air Force, showing the new starboard side freight door.
Gulfstream American Gulfstream III