Gulfstream Peregrine

The Gulfstream Aerospace Peregrine was prototype a single-engine business jet aircraft developed in the United States by Gulfstream Aerospace in the early 1980s. It was developed from the company's Hustler business aircraft and the company's military trainer aircraft, the Peregrine 600.[1]

Peregrine
Role Business jet
National origin United States
Manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace
First flight 14 January 1983
Number built 1
Developed from Gulfstream American Hustler
Gulfstream American Peregrine

Design and developmentEdit

The Peregrine was originally known as the Commander Fanjet 1500,[2] and as such it flew for the first time on 14 January 1983.[3][4] After the cancellation of the Peregrine 600, the Fanjet 1500 was renamed Peregrine.[3] The Hustler's forward fuselage design (with a new nose) was used for the Peregrine, while the Peregrine 600's wings, tail and rear fuselage were incorporated into the new type.[1] In 1984 Gulfstream Aerospace announced that it would go ahead with production after receiving 27 orders with paid deposits.[5] However Gulfstream's inability to produce a design that met regulatory requirements (especially the requirement then in force - since rescinded - that single-engine aircraft have a maximum stalling speed of 61 knots), combined with insufficient orders, resulted in the program being terminated in 1985.[1][3] The prototype airframe N84GP is on display in the aviation wing of the Science Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[citation needed]

Specifications (proposed production version)Edit

Data from The New Observer's Book of Aircraft[6]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: 6–7 passengers
  • Length: 42 ft 1 12 in (12.840 m)
  • Wingspan: 39 ft 2 in (11.94 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 11 34 in (5.175 m)
  • Empty weight: 5,120 lb (2,322 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 8,800 lb (3,992 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5 turbofan, 2,900 lbf (13 kN) thrust

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 416 mph (669 km/h, 361 kn) at 31,000 ft (9,400 m)
  • Cruise speed: 381 mph (613 km/h, 331 kn) at 35,000 ft (11,000 m)
  • Range: 1,600 mi (2,600 km, 1,400 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 38,400 ft (11,700 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,877 ft/min (14.62 m/s)

See alsoEdit

Related development

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Machdiamonds.com Gulfstream Aerospace Peregrine page retrieved on 16 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Gulfstream plans Fanjet 1500 development." Flight International, 4 June 1983, p1629 (online archive version). Retrieved on 16 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Gulfstream Commander Fanjet 1500/Peregrine history retrieved on 16 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Gulfstream American Commander Fanjet Model 1500 Makes its First Flight". Aviation Week & Space Technology. Vol. 118 no. 4. January 24, 1983. p. 25. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Peregrine — Gulfstream's ultimate single?" Flight International, 3 March 1984, p563 (online archive version). Retrieved on 16 January 2009.
  6. ^ Green 1983, pp. 120–121
  • Green, William (1984). The New Observer's Book of Aircraft (33rd ed.). London: Frederic Warne (Publishers) Ltd. ISBN 0-7232-1673-8.