The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: C-20 Gulfstream III

The C-20A/B, the military version of the Gulfstream III, was selected in June 1983 as the replacement aircraft for the C-140B Jetstar. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The C-20A/B, the military version of the Gulfstream III, was selected in June 1983 as the replacement aircraft for the C-140B Jetstar. (U.S. Air Force photo)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY --

Manufacturer: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

Function: Special Air & Operational Support Airlift

Service Date: 1992

Speed: 576 mph

Crew: Five

Production: 10

Inventory: C-20B; 5 C-20H; 2

Primarily used to fill the airlift mission for high-ranking government and DOD officials. Worldwide secure and non-secure passenger communication capability exists on both aircraft.