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Claim to Fame
Just as the general term for any single engine aircraft among the general public is "Piper Cub", the term for any business jet is Learjet. It's a term well earned. While many business executives of the early '60's were droning along in converted WWII bombers and other piston technologies, the sleek Lear 23 looked like something George Jetson would streak by in. Though now corporate lust focuses on the transoceanic walkabout cabin of a Gulfstream 650, at one time such passions were focused on the speedy and compact Learjet. The Learjet 23 was replaced by the Learjet 24 in 1966, after having opened a whole new market in aviation.
Interesting Learjet 23 Fact
The Learjet 23 was based on research for the P-16, a fighter being developed for Switzerland which was never produced.
Quick Learjet 23 Specs
|Cruise Speed||518 mph (450 knots, 834 km/h) -- at 40,000 ft (12,200 m)|
|Useful Load||6350 lb|
|Wing Span||35 ft 7 in (10.84 m)|
|Range||1,830 mi (1,591 nmi, 2,945 km) -- (max fuel at 485 mph (780 km/h) and 40,000 ft (12,200 m)|
|Rate of Climb||6,900 ft/min (35 m/s)|