The Guppy Family of Aircraft
Offical Designation

    377PG

    377SG

    377MG

    377MGT

    377SGT

First Flight September 19, 1962 August 31, 1965 May 24, 1967 March 13, 1970 August 24, 1970
Production Location Van Nuys, California Van Nuys, California Santa Barbara, California Santa Barbara, California Santa Barbara, California
Original Aircraft B-377 YC-97J B-377 C-97 C-97
Certification Status Public Aircraft Public Aircraft One-only Certification None Type Certificate
Maximum Take-off Weight 133,000 pounds 175,000 pounds 142,000 pounds 180,000 pounds 175,000 pounds
Maximum Landing Weight 129,000 pounds 167,000 pounds 130,000 pounds 160,000 pounds 160,000 pounds
Zero Fuel Weight 123,120 pounds 152,000 pounds 126,120 pounds 154,000 pounds 154,000 pounds
Operating Weight Empty 91,000 pounds 110,000 pounds 97,000 pounds 91,100 pounds 99,500 pounds
Maximum Payload 29,000 pounds 41,000 pounds 32,000 pounds 63,000 pounds 54,500 pounds
Overall Length 127 feet 141 ft. 3 in. 132 ft. 10 in. 135 ft. 6 in. 143 ft 10 in.
Wing Span 141 ft. 3 in. 156 ft. 3 in. 156 ft. 3 in. 156 ft. 3 in. 156 ft. 3 in.
Maximum Inside Diameter 19 ft. 9 in. 25 feet 18 ft. 2 in. 18 ft 4 in. 25 feet
Powerplant 4 P&W R-4360 Piston Engines-3500 ESHP 4 P&W T-34P7 Turboprops-6000 ESHP 4 P&W R-4360 Piston Engines-3500 ESHP 4 Allison 501-D22C Turboprops-4680 ESHP 4 Allison 501-D22C Turboprops-4680 ESHP
Loading System Removable Tail Swing Nose Swing Tail Swing Nose Swing Nose
Current Status Sold to American Jet Industries (now Gulfstream American) in 1974. Cannibalized for parts and scrapped in 1979. Sold to NASA in 1979 for use in transporting space shuttle payloads. Mothballed at Pima AFB at Pima, Arizona, USA Sold to American Jet Industries 1974, sold to Aero Union 1980, Sold to Erickson Air Crane 1988, preserved Tillamook NASM 1995 Lost in Flight Test accident at Edwards AFB, May 12, 1970 01-preserved Bruntingthorpe 1996, 02-preserved Toulouse 1996, 03-preserved Finkenwerder 1997, 04-NASA owned 1997

All about Guppys


Comments or Questions? Email me
Copyright © 2005 Daren Savage
All Rights Reserved