GRUMMAN TC-4C ACADEME (GULFSTREAM I)
Title: Grumman TC-4C Academe (Gulfstream I)
Grumman began looking at the design for an executive transport in the late 1950’s, planning on a turboprop using the Rolls-Royce Dart engine. After looking at conversions of existing airframes such as the C-1A trader, they settled on a clean sheet design with a low wing and stand-up cabin. The prototype first flew in August 1958 and rapidly accumulated a list of US corporations as customers.
An extended version seating up to 37 passengers was produced for third level airlines. The US Navy took 9 examples of a specialised training aircraft used to train A-6 Intruder bombardier-navigators known as the TC-4C Academe. The US Coast Guard used one example as the VC-4A for VIP transport. A total of 200 were built between 1959 and 1969.
This title contains the US Navy NATOPS flight manual for the TC-4C along with two manufacturer’s publicity brochures. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.