Learjet Model 23

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Learjet
Markings
Ms. Louise Timken, 1992
Designation
Model 23
Registration
N88B
Serial Number
23-015

Learjet Model 23

The Model 23 is the first of Learjet’s series of small business jet aircraft. First flown in 1963, the Model 23’s performance, good looks, and a sense of power and prestige made the aircraft such a success that the name Learjet is still synonymous with the entire class of small business jets no matter what company actually built them. Compared to modern business jets, some of which are the size of airliners, the Model 23 is small and cramped, but in an era when business aircraft were all propeller driven it stood out and created the demand for larger, faster and more comfortable aircraft that continues unabated today.

Specifications
Wingspan 35 ft 7 in
Length 43 ft 3 in
Height 12 ft 7 in
Weight 12,500 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 561 mph
Service Ceiling 45,000 ft
Range 1,830 miles
Engines 2 General Electric CJ-610-1 turbojets, 2,850 pounds of thrust each
Crew 2, 7 passengers