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C-37 Gulfstream V

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C-37 Gulfstream V
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C-37A


C-37A (Gulfstream V)
Description
Role
CrewFive
First Flight
Entered Service1998
ManufacturerGulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Dimensions
Length96 ft 5 in29.38 m
Wingspan93 ft 6 in28.5 m
Height25 ft 11 in7.9 m
Wing areaft²
Weights
Emptylbkg
Loadedlbkg
Maximum takeoff90,500 lb41,050 kg
Capacity12 passengers
Powerplant
EnginesTwo BMW/Rolls Royce BR710A1-10 high bypass ratio turbofan engines
PowerhpkW
Thrust 14,750 lbf per engine 65 kN
Performance
Maximum speed600 mph (.885 mach)km/h
Combat range6,300 miles (5,500nm) km
Ferry range mileskm
Service ceiling50,000 ft15,240 m
Rate of climbft/minm/min
Wing loadinglb/ft²kg/m²
Thrust/Weight
Power/Masshp/lbkW/kg
Avionics
Avionics
Armament
None

The C-37 is a twin jet-engined aircraft of USAF and a variant of the Gulfstream V.

Contents

Mission

The C-37A is a twin-engine, turbofan aircraft acquired to fill the worldwide special air missions for high-ranking government and Defense Department officials.

Features

The aircraft contains a modern flight management system with a worldwide satellite-based Global Positioning System. The C-37A is based upon the high-altitude, intercontinental Gulfstream V aircraft, capable of cruise operations at 51,000 feet. Features include enhanced weather radar, autopilot and heads up display for the pilot. Safety features include Enhanced Vision Systems that allows increased visibility in austere environments. The aircraft is also equipped with both commercial and military communications equipment to provide secure voice and data capability.

Background

The 89th Airlift Wing’s 99th Airlift Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., operates four C-37As. The 6th Air Mobility Wing’s 310th Airlift Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., operates three C-37As. The 15th Airlift Wing, 65th Airlift Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, operates one C-37A. The 86th Airlift Wing, 309th Airlift Squadron, Chievres Air Base, Belgium, has one C-37A.

Other Data

Primary Function: Special air missions
Unit Cost: $36 million (1998 constant dollars)
Date Deployed: 1998
Inventory: Active force, 9; Air National Guard, 0; Reserve, 0

Source:
This article contains information that originally came from a US Government website, in the public domain. [USAF Website (http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=192)]

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