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Grob G520


High-Altitude Turboprop Aircraft


Aviation / Aerospace

Production of the role-specific Grob G512 high-altitude-minded aircraft has been limited to fewer than ten total examples.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/26/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com



October 2020 - An H3Grob G520 has been used to host an SPL antenna for 4G LTE voice and data testing from altitudes as high as 45,000 feet.

Specifications



Year:
1991
Status
Active, Limited Service
Crew
1
Production
6 Units
Grob Aircraft - Germany
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- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
Length:
45.34 ft (13.82 m)
Width:
108.27 ft (33 m)
Height:
18.54 ft (5.65 m)
Empty Weight:
7,275 lb (3,300 kg)
MTOW:
10,362 lb (4,700 kg)
(Diff: +3,086lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Grob G520 production model)
1 x Honeywell TPE331-14F turboprop engine developing 750 horsepower driving four-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Max Speed:
292 mph (470 kph; 254 kts)
Service Ceiling:
50,033 feet (15,250 m; 9.48 miles)
Max Range:
2,280 miles (3,670 km; 1,982 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
900 ft/min (274 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Grob G520 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Grob G520 production model)
G520 - Base Series Designation.
G520T - Twin-seat variant of 2014; training model; single example completed.
G520NG - Next Generation revision of the G520T production model unveiled in 2014.
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