The original Gulfstream
... designated G-159 and now known as the Gulfstream 1 was a turboprop powered by 2 Rolls Royce Darts. The prototype first flew on 14th August 1958 at Bethpage NY. 200 of these were built before the jet models came on line. Production ceased in 1969 but some examples are still flying (2008). Cons 013 and 113 were not allocated. 5 examples were stretched to become the G-159C.
The Gulfstream 2
Construction numbers in the range from 1 to 258. Numbers 249 and 252 were actually built as G3s. Number 775 was built out of sequence as a demonstrator was required and Grumman didn't want to push customers allocated frames back. A gap was then left at 87 to compensate.
The Gulfstream 3
... first flew on 2nd December 1979 and designated G-1159A. 202 of this model were built.
Both the 2 and 3 are powered by the smaller Rolls Royce Spey engines compared to the larger Tay engines of the later models. The G2 can be recognised by the extra cockpit windows.
Construction numbers in the range 300 to 498. Number 875 was another out of sequence demonstrator and was built between 322 and 323.
The Gulfstream 4
Construction numbers in the range 1000 to 1535.
The Gulfstream 5
... first flew on 28th November 1995.
193 of this model were built. Originally had 6 windows each side but some later ones had 7 windows on the right (still 6 on the left) which sometimes makes it difficult to distinguish from the later G550. This was a customer option and does not effect the designation. It was not possible to add a window on the left because of the entry door position. The following frames have been identified as having the extra window; 501,562,576,603, 605,606,614,616,640 and 690. The G5 and G550 are powered by the one piece BR 700 engines.
Construction numbers in the range 501 to 693 with 699 probably to replace 666 which wasn't built.
Construction numbers start at 5001.
Construction numbers start at 4001.
There is no external difference between the (old) G500 and G550 or the G350 and G450. The differences are the fuel tanks, undercarriage and avionics.
First flight (6001) was on 25th November 2009. The crash of the 2nd prototype in 2011 delayed the program. Further events can be found in this blog.
The (new) G500 was rolled out on 14th October 2014. Further events can be found in this blog.
The constructors plate was originally attached to the side of the entry door but on later examples appears on the aft fuselage just by the rear of the engines.
and finally .....
The author has been chasing Gulfstreams for more years than he cares to remember now. All this chasing has kept him fit though.
Thanks to Graham Wasey for taking the picture at the 2008 EBACE at Geneva onboard G5 N500GV of Air Rutter International.
See my website at http://www.gulfstreams.zenfolio.com/ where I am trying to build up a collection of every Gulfstream jet (Savannah built) produced. Should you have any pictures that you think could be considered for inclusion, please send them to me at Wembleybob@aol.com
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