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Grob G120

Lightweight Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Basic Trainer Aircraft

Grob G120

Lightweight Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Basic Trainer Aircraft

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ARMAMENT
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The Grob G120 lightweight basic prop-driven trainer from Germany serves in the air forces of several notable powers including Canada, France, and Israel.
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ORIGIN: Germany
YEAR: 1999
STATUS: Active, In-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Grob Aircraft - Germany
PRODUCTION: 70
OPERATORS: Argentina; Canada; France; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Mexico; Myanmar; United Kingdom; United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Grob G120A model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 28.22 feet (8.6 meters)
WIDTH: 33.46 feet (10.2 meters)
HEIGHT: 8.43 feet (2.57 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 2,116 pounds (960 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 3,307 pounds (1,500 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Lycoming AEIO-540-D4D5 air-cooled flat-six piston engine developing 260 horsepower.
SPEED (MAX): 199 miles-per-hour (320 kilometers-per-hour; 173 knots)
RANGE: 957 miles (1,540 kilometers; 832 nautical miles)
CEILING: 18,045 feet (5,500 meters; 3.42 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,280 feet-per-minute (390 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• G120 - Base Series Designation.
• G120A (Air-Cooled) - Fitted with Lycoming AEIO-540-D4D5 air-cooled engine of 260 horsepower.
• G120TP ("Turboprop") - Fitted with a Rolls-Royce 250-B17F turboprop engine of 456 horsepower.






PROGRAM UPDATES

May 2018 - The Indonesia Air Force became the recipient of six additional G120TP turboprop-powered basic trainers from Grob. The service now fields a fleet of thirty such aircraft. The order dates back to a deal signed in 2011 of which the initial twenty-four were received from the period spanning 2013 to 2016.

July 2018 - The G120TP trainer was debuted publicly for the first time at Farnborough 2018.
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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (199mph).

    Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Grob G120A's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
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Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.