Gulfstream III Performance, Specifications and Comparisons


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Gulfstream III

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The Gulfstream III Large Jet was manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace between 1979 and 1986. The cabin measures 45.1 feet long by 7.3 feet wide by 6.1 feet tall giving it a total cabin volume of 1345 cubic feet. The dimensions make it comfortable for 12 passengers, with the maximum configuration seating 19. The baggage compartment can hold up to 22 bags, assuming your average piece of luggage is less than 5 cubic feet. The Gulfstream III has a maximum range (subject to headwinds, high altitude, hot temperatures, or higher capacity) of 4200 miles and a maximum speed of 576 mph. Common names and abbreviations: G-1159A, GIII, G3, G-III, G-3.
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  • Category: Large Jet
  • Cabin Volume: 1345 cubic feet
  • Baggage Volume: 157 cubic feet
  • Max Speed: 576 mph
  • Range: 4200 miles
  • Fuel Burn: 550 gph
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Gulfstream III Interior


This is a large business jet manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace which took its first flight on December 2nd of 1979 and was introduced to the market on September of 1980. It was produced until 1986 with 202 jets delivered.

It has a maximum speed of 928 km/h (576 mph, 501 knots) and has a cruise speed of 818 km/h (508 mph, 442 knots). It has a length of 25.32 m (83 ft 1 in) and a height of 7.43 m (24 ft 4½ in), making it optimal for a crew of 2-3 and up to 12 passengers in some configurations. This model has eight variants: Model G-1159A Gulfstream III, C-20A (capacity for 14 passengers and 5 crew members), C-20B (used for Operational Support Airlift and Special Assignment Airlift Missions), C-20C, C-20D (used for Operational Support Airlift), C-20E, Gulfstream III SRA-1 (with surveillance version for export), Gulfstream III SMA-3.

Is used for military and government transportation by: Cameroon (Cameroon Air Force), Denmark (Royal Danish Air Force), Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gabon, Ireland, India, Italy, Morocco, Mexico, Togo, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Uganda (Uganda Air Force), United States (NASA, United States Army, United Sates Navy), Venezuela (Venezuelan Air Force), Zimbabwe (Air Force of Zimbabwe)

Gulfstream III Exterior

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