Grumman G-159 Gulfstream 1
N157WC (c/n unknown)
The prototype Gulfstream 1 first flew on 14
August 1958. It was a rather conventional twin
turbo-prop executive transport designed around a plush 10-14 passenger
interior. (An alter-
native 24 passenger airliner configuartion was also available). Power
was supplied by two Rolls
529-8X engines. 200 Gulfstream 1s were built. In the
meantime, Grumman sold
Gulfstream Division to purpose-founded Gulfstream Aerospace
Corporation who not only
number of Mark 1s but also developed the now famously successful line
of twin pure jets..
This corporate model was photographed
at El Paso in 1981.