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Grob G120


Lightweight Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Basic Trainer Aircraft [ 1999 ]



The Grob G120 lightweight basic prop-driven trainer from Germany serves in the air forces of several notable powers including Canada, France, and Israel.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 05/06/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


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.

May 2021 - The Swedish Air Force has selected the Grob 120TP to become its next Basic Training platform. The announcement was made on May 5th, 2021 with the initial contract to cover seven airframes and related ground-based equipment including simulators.

Specifications



Service Year
1999

Origin
Germany national flag graphic
Germany

Status
ACTIVE
In Active Service.
Crew
2

Production
70
UNITS


National flag of Argentina National flag of Canada National flag of France National flag of Indonesia National flag of Jordan National flag of Mexico National flag of Myanmar National flag of Sweden National flag of the United Kingdom National flag of the United States Argentina; Canada; France; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Mexico; Myanmar; Sweden (announced); United Kingdom; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Training (General)
Developed ability to be used as a dedicated trainer for student pilots (typically under the supervision of an instructor).


Length
28.2 ft
(8.60 m)
Width/Span
33.5 ft
(10.20 m)
Height
8.4 ft
(2.57 m)
Empty Wgt
2,116 lb
(960 kg)
MTOW
3,307 lb
(1,500 kg)
Wgt Diff
+1,190 lb
(+540 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Grob G120A production variant)
Installed: 1 x Lycoming AEIO-540-D4D5 air-cooled flat-six piston engine developing 260 horsepower driving five-bladed propeller at the nose.
Max Speed
199 mph
(320 kph | 173 kts)
Ceiling
18,045 ft
(5,500 m | 3 mi)
Range
957 mi
(1,540 km | 2,852 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
1,280 ft/min
(390 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Grob G120A production variant. Performance specifications showcased above are subject to environmental factors as well as aircraft configuration. Estimates are made when Real Data not available. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database or View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


Supported Types




(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
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.


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