Rockwell International Sabreliner 65

Rockwell International Sabreliner 65 at the New England Air Museum


Type:   Business jet
First Flight:   
Capacity:   7 passengers
Length:   46'9”
Height:   16'
Wingspan:   50' 5”
Rotor Diameter:   
Empty Weight:   14,100 lbs.
Gross Weight:   24,000 lbs.
Cruise Speed:   436 knots
Maximum Speed:   465 knots
Range:   2,460 naut. mi.
Service Ceiling:   45,000'
Powerplant:   2 X Garrett TFE731 Turbofans
Year:   1980
Serial No.:   465-9
Location:   Outdoor Display

With wing and tail designs similar to the F-86 Sabre (hence its name), the North American Sabreliner (later sold as the Rockwell Sabreliner) has seen extensive use in the civilian market as a business jet, aerobatic aircraft, and transport. Military variants, designated T-39 Sabreliner, have been used by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps (USMC) with some still in service today.

One of 76 built, our Series 65 is fitted with Garrett TFE731 turbofan engines and redesigned Mark V supercritical wings. Built in 1980, it saw extensive use before being donated to NEAM by a private owner in December of 2019.

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