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DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

A U.S. Air Force C-20B from the 89th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., performs touch-and-go landings at Atlantic City International Airport, N.J., April 16, 2013. Atlantic City IAP is the home of the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

The museum’s Gulfstream C-20B on approach to Atlantic City International Airport, N.J., in April 2013. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B being towed to the fourth building at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B being towed to the fourth building at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B being towed into the fourth building at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B being towed into the fourth building at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B cockpit view in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B cockpit view in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

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DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B cockpit view in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

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DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B cockpit in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

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DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B interior view in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

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DAYTON, Ohio -- Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B interior view in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

The C-20B (civilian designation Gulfstream III) provided executive airlift to thousands of senior American leaders for more than two decades. During its long service, this aircraft carried President William J. Clinton and former Presidents James E. Carter, Gerald R. Ford and George H.W. Bush. It also carried presidential spouses, several secretaries of state and defense, foreign dignitaries and numerous high-ranking civilian officials and military personnel.

 

In the early 1980s, the C-20B was selected to replace the Air Force’s aging fleet of Lockheed VC-140 JetStar aircraft. The twin-engine C-20B was equipped with improved electrical systems and avionics packages and provided passengers with secure, worldwide communication capabilities. These versatile aircraft were used extensively to access smaller airfields which could not be serviced by larger presidential aircraft.

 

The C-20B on display was retired to the museum in September 2015 following almost 30 years of service.

 

TECHNICAL NOTES:

Crew: Five (plus 12 passengers)

Engines: Two Rolls-Royce Spey Mark 511-8 turbofan engines of 11,400 lbs. thrust each

Maximum speed: 576 mph

Range: 4,250 miles

Ceiling: 45,000 feet

Weight: 69,700 lbs.

 

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