In the early 1960s Lockheed, McDonnell and North American were each vying for a military utility-aircraft con-tract and built commercial derivatives of their Air Force offerings to enter into the bizjet market.
The four-engine McDonnell Model 220 only saw service as a one-of-a-kind corporate barge for McDonnell executives.
The Model 119/220 was the first business, non-airline-type jet aircraft to receive an FAA Class I provisional type certificate as airworthy in the transport category.
Max take-off weight: 20560 kg / 45327 lb
Empty weight: 10529 kg / 23213 lb
Wingspan: 17.55 m / 57 ft 7 in
Length: 20.27 m / 66 ft 6 in
Height: 7.21 m / 23 ft 8 in
Wing area: 51.10 sq.m / 550.04 sq ft
Max. speed: 901 km/h / 560 mph
Cruise speed: 837 km/h / 520 mph
Ceiling: 13685 m / 44900 ft
Range: 3765 km / 2340 miles
McDonnell Model 119/220