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Grumman S-2 Tracker / C-1 Trader. A photo. Characteristics.
Grumman S-2 Tracker / C-1 Trader. A photo. Characteristics.

Grumman S-2 Tracker / C-1 Trader. A photo. Characteristics.


A type: Twin-engine piston aircraft and anti-aircraft cargo delivery to the deck of aircraft carriers

Capacity: A crew of four (on a modification of S-2) and a crew of two and up to nine passengers (on a modification of C-1)

Builds as a replacement for one aircraft ligament "hunter / killer" two "Guardian" aircraft plane "Tracker» (Tracker - Filer) lived a long life in a combat operation, which has nearly four decades. The plane was designed in an incredibly short period of time. Small size S-2, however, were able to accommodate all the necessary to detect and destroy enemy submarines: anti-radar equipment, sensors and weapons. Combining efficient radial engines "Cyclone" Company "Wright" and large wingspan aircraft gave excellent opportunities for loitering and good handling characteristics when maneuvering an aircraft carrier in the region. Due to the large demand for a place on board the ship all the functional equipment S-2 was installed in such a way that allowed him to carry out cleaning of the fuselage when it is not used: radar APS-38 was placed in the ventral obtekatele- "basket", aeromagnetic detector He is drawn into the tail and eight sonar buoys were stored in the rear of the engine nacelles.

The first aircraft S-2F-1 (received designation S- 2A in 1962 year) entered the Navy in February 1954 years 1968 and when production ended the year on a modified S-2E, the company "Grumman" 1181 built aircraft "Tracker / Trader" . Gradually, modernized and developed in the anti-aircraft role Tracker also became the basis for the special electronic countermeasures aircraft E-1V "Tracer» (Tracer) and transport aircraft C-1A "Trader» (Trader - trading) for the delivery of goods on board aircraft carriers.

Although in the middle of 1970-ies of the plane was taken out of service in the US Navy, at least eight of the twelve countries that have purchased anti-aircraft modifications, continue their daily operation; at the same time with 1970-ies in North America and in France, as the piston S-2, and airplanes, converted by turboprop engines used as aircraft fire.

Basic data


  • Length: 12,88 m
  • Wingspan: 21,23 m
  • Height: 4,96 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 7873 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 11 929 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 462 km / h
  • Range: 1448 km

Power point: 2 star-motor R-1820-82A «Wright-Cyclone" or 2HPT TRE331-15 company "Allied Signal» (Allied Signal), or RT6A-67SE company "Pratt & Whitney Keneda"

Power: 3050 l. from. (2274 kW), 3290 l. from. (2450 kW) and 2400 l. from. (1790 kW), respectively,

Date of first flight:

  • December 4 1952 years

The surviving airworthy modifications:S-2A / E, P-1A and "Turbo Tracker"


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