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In 1983, Gulfstream has offered a single engine business jet. It was initially designed to be powered by a single 2,900 lbst JT15D-5 engine, but eventually the more powerful 3,500 lbst Garrett TFE731-2 was selected.

The Gulfstream Peregrine has its roots in the American Jet Industries Hustler 500 (fuselage) with the same Allen E. Paulson behind it, and the Gulfstream Peregrine military trainer (wing, tail and engine integration). The fact that the military trainer and the business jet have the same name is the source of some historical confusion.

The GulfStream trainer crashed on November 23, 1983 after 242 flight hours. The Gulfstream Peregrine business jet made its first flight on 14 January 1983. Production go-ahead was given by Gulfstream's board in February 1984 with anticipated deliveries starting in 1987. The program was later cancelled for lack of orders (a few dozen).

This is the Hustler 400 powered by a single PT6.

The Hustler 500 had an additional aft mounted Williams Research WR44-800 standby engine.

Click the icon below to load the Hustler 500 brochure (970 Kb PDF).

Span 45 ft 2 in 13.8 m
Length 41 ft 2 in 12.6 m
Height 15 ft 4.57 m
Max. take-off weight 9,400 lb 4264 kg
Empty weight (with fuel reserve) 5,750 lb 2608 kg
Useful load 3,370 lb 1530 kg
Usable fuel 2,930 lb 1330 kg
Number of engines 1
Take-off thrust 3,500 lb 15.6 kN
Maximum cruise speed 403 kts 747 km/h
Normal cruise speed 379 kts 702 km/h
Cruise altitude 33,000 ft 10000 m
Service ceiling 43,270 ft 13200 m
Range (full fuel) 1488 nm 2755 km
Takeoff (50ft) 2,316 ft 706 m
Landing 2,351 ft 717 m

Last update : 27MAR05