The Gulfstream III is a twin-engine business aircraft of the U.S. manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace, which was produced until 1986. The system, designed for two pilots aircraft can carry up to 21 passengers. As a business aircraft, it usually has eight to twelve courses.
With the Gulfstream III, the company continued its successful series of business aircraft. The new model was broadly in the previous Gulfstream II and was also an all-weather long-range aircraft with two Rolls- Royce Spey jet engines. It featured a newly designed nose, a lengthened fuselage and on the wings with winglets and increased span. The larger capacity fuel allowed an increase in range.
The first flight took place on 2 December 1979. delivery began in late 1980. 1986 production to 206 copies in favor of the Gulfstream IV has been discontinued.
- C -20A - version of the U.S. Air Force for 14 passengers and 5 crew members
- C -20B - C -20A with improved electronics, VIP Transportation and presidential plane
- C- 20C - C -20B with improved communications technology
- C- 20D - C -20B U.S. Navy with altered Communications Engineering
- C -20E - C- 20B of the U.S. Army with modified avionics and interiors
- SMA -3 - special version of the Gulfstream III for the Royal Danish Air Force with a cargo door (2.11 x 1.6 m ) on the right side of the fuselage, AN/APS-127 radar for maritime surveillance and operator console in the cabin. delivery in 1982
- SRA -1 - prototype of a special type with reconnaissance sensors, and other modifications, first flight in 1984