Lockheed JetStar

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeLarge size corporate jet
  • PowerplantsJetStar - Four 14.7kN (3300lb) Pratt & Whitney JT12A6 turbojets. JetStar II - Four 16.5kN (3700lb) Garrett TFE7313 turbofans.
  • PerformanceJetStar - Max speed 920km/h (498kt), max cruising speed 823km/h (445kt). Range with a 910kg (2000lb) payload and reserves 4585km (2476nm). JetStar II - Max cruising speed 880km/h (475kt), economical cruising speed 817km/h (440kt). Max initial rate of climb 4200ft. Service ceiling 36,000ft. Range with max fuel and reserves 5132km (2770nm), range with max payload and reserves 4818km (2600nm).
  • WeightsJetStar - Empty 8376kg (18,450lb), max takeoff 17,678kg (38,940lb). JetStar II - Operating empty 10,967kg (24,178lb), max takeoff 19,844kg (44,500lb).
  • DimentionsJetStar & JetStar II - Wing span 16.60m (54ft 5in), length 18.42m (60ft 5in), height 6.23m (20ft 5in). Wing area 50.4m2 (542.5sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Typical seating for eight to 10 passengers.
  • Production164 turbojet powered JetStars built by mid 1973. Lockheed built 40 new build turbofan powered JetStar IIs from 1976, while Garrett converted an additional 61 to JetStar 731 configuration. Approx 29 JT12 powered JetStars, 39 JetStar IIs and 48 Garrett converted JetStars in service at late 1998.

The four engined Jetstar was at first outlined as a private wander yet was additionally chosen to satisfy a US Air Force necessity for a multi engined light transport and team mentor.

The principal Jetstar model first flew on September 4 1957. Two models were manufactured fueled by two Bristol Siddeley Orpheus turbojets, one of these was reengined with four Pratt & Whitney Jt12s in 1959 when a consent to permit gather the Orpheus in the United States couldn't be arranged. The Jt12 was chosen for generation flying machine, and the first of these flew in mid 1960.

The principal common arranged Jetstar was conveyed in right on time 1961 thus the Jetstar was the first business plane to enter administration. In the interim the Jetstar entered administration with the USAF in 1962 as the C140 navaid alignment air ship and the Vc140 VIP transport in late 1961.

The turbojet controlled Jetstar stayed in generation until mid 1973, by which time advancement of the turbofan fueled Jetstar II had been published. The Jetstar II contrasts from the prior air ship basically in its four Garrett (long ago Airesearch and now Alliedsignal) Tfe731 turbofans with their altogether enhanced fuel utilization, bringing about significant upgrades in working expenses, run and lower commotion levels, while more power permits a higher most extreme takeoff weight.

The main Jetstar II flew on August 18 1976, with affirmation following in December that year. The II stayed in generation until 1979.

Airesearch then had as of now flown its own particular Tfe731 fueled change of the Jetstar in July 1974. The principal generation Airesearch 731 Jetstar transformation flew in March 1976.

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