S2F-1 Tracker

Serial - 136433

31632040_1764613703574233_15606304406398

The Grumman S-2 Tracker (S2F prior to 1962) was the first purpose-built, single airframe anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to enter service with the United States Navy. Designed and initially built by Grumman, the Tracker was of conventional design — propeller-driven with twin radial engines, a high wing that could be folded for storage on aircraft carriers, and tricycle undercarriage. The type was exported to a number of navies around the world. Introduced in 1952, the Tracker and its E-1 Tracer derivative saw service in the U.S. Navy until the mid-1970s, and its C-1 Trader derivative until the mid-1980s, with a few aircraft remaining in service with other air arms into the 21st century. Argentina and Brazil are the last countries to still use the Tracker.

chrome_xC860pcOu5.png

specifications

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITY 

CREW: 4

SIZE: LENGTH 43 ft 6 in (13.26 m)
WINGSPAN 72 ft 7 in (22.12 m)

HEIGHT 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)

EMPTY WEIGHT 18,315 lb (8,308 kg)

MAX TAKE OFF WEIGHT: 23,435 lb (10,630 kg)

PERFORMANCE

SPEED:  243 kn (280 mph, 450 km/h) at sea level

SERVICE CEILING: 22,000 ft (6,700 m)

RANGE:  1,173 nmi (1,350 mi, 2,172 km)

Armament:

  • 4,800 lb (2,200 kg) of payload could be carried in the internal bomb bay and on 6× under-wing hardpoints

  • Torpedoes: Mk. 41, Mk. 43, Mk. 34, Mk. 44, or Mk. 46

  • Depth charges: Mk. 54 or naval mines