When I was on MacDill AFB today, I happened to catch a glimpse of these sitting next to their hangar and think they would make a great addition to Infinite Flight.
Here’s the specifications listed on the Air Force website:
Primary Function: Special air missions
Builder: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Power Plant: Two BMW/Rolls Royce BR710A1-10 high bypass ratio turbofan engines
Thrust: 14,750 pounds each engine
Length: 96 feet, 5 inches (29.38 meters)
Height: 25 feet, 11 inches (7.9 meters)
Wingspan: 93 feet, 6 inches (28.5 meters)
Speed: 600 mph (.885 Mach) maximum
Maximum Altitude: 51,000 feet (15,545 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 90,500 pounds (41,050 kilograms)
Range: 6,300 miles (5,500 nautical miles) normal cruise
Load: 12 passengers
Unit Cost: $36 million (1998 constant dollars)
Date Deployed: 1998
Inventory: Active force, 9; Air National Guard, 0; Reserve, 0
The website also listed out these as the aircrafts current operating stations:
“The 89th Airlift Wing’s 99th Airlift Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., operates four C-37A’s. The 6th Air Mobility Wing’s 310th Airlift Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla., operates three C-37A’s. Both the 15th Airlift Wing, 65th Airlift Squadron at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and the 86th Airlift Wing, 309th Airlift Squadron, at Chievres Air Base, Belgium, have one C-37A.”
In addition to the USAF, the USCG and USN also operate some of the C-37A aircraft.
The Air Force has 3 different liveries of the aircraft that are operated and the Coast Guard has a pretty cool livery as well. I’m going to include a picture of one of the USAF liveries due to the 1 picture rule. Feel free to check out the other liveries though!
Photo Credits: Airliners.net
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