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The Learjet 25
is an American
ten seat (two crew and eight passengers) twin-engined, high speed business jet
aircraft. Manufactured by Learjet
as a stretched version of the Learjet 24
The first Model 25 flew on August 12, 1966, and the first delivery was in November 1967.
The Learjet 25 is similar to the Model 24
but is 1.27 m (4 ft 2 in) longer, allowing for three additional passengers. In 1970 the Learjet 25B
was produced along with the Learjet 25C
in the same year.
The aircraft has two General Electric CJ610
-6 (or CJ610-8) turbojet
engines. Baggage is stowed in a compartment at the rear of the cabin.
The cabin interior can be converted to several different configurations to allow for cargo and medevacs
. Due to the ease of converting the cabin the Learjet 25 has found a niche as a medevac
aircraft. This is achieved by removing the starboard
seating to allow for a stretcher, mounting oxygen bottles and Intravenous drip
equipment. The two flight crew are then supplemented by either a doctor
or flight nurse
or both. The Model 25C also has an optional two bed sleeping compartment.
Despite being used at lower altitudes and equipped with small landing gear, the Learjet can land on gravel runways
if it is fitted with a special "gravel kit". It is possible for... Read More