Gulfstream airplane model from mahogany wood

Gulfstream I (G-159)

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Gulfstream I / G-159 airplane model. Grumman developed the Gulfstream I turbine powered executive transport to replace the many hundred war surplus piston twins performing such missions in the mid 1950s.

Design work began in 1956, with first flight of the Gulfstream I prototype occurring on August 14, 1958. FAA Type certification was awarded on May 21, 1959, and deliveries of production aircraft followed from that June. Notably, the Gulfstream I was the first US twin engine corporate transport to be certificated to cruise at 30,000ft.

Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/48. Wingspan 21 3/4 inches, Length 16 inches.