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Grumman C-1A 'Trader'

Description
Notes: ALL-WEATHER, instrument flight trainer and light transport with tricycle landing gear. Similar to S-2A aircraft (2 CREW, 9 PASSENGERS) .
  Manufacturer:Grumman


Control Panel
  Base model:C-1
  Designation:C-1
  Version:A
  Nickname:Trader
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Transport
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Specifications
  Length: 45' 4" 13.8 m
  Height:16' 10" 5.1 m
  Wingspan: 72' 7" 22.1 m
  Wingarea: 499.0 sq ft 46.3 sq m
  Empty Weight: 20,638 lb 9,359 kg
  Gross Weight: 26,600 lb 12,063 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Wright R-1820-82WA
  Horsepower (each): 1525

Performance
  Range: 1,000 miles 1,610 km
  Cruise Speed: 163 mph 262 km/h 141 kt
  Max Speed: 227 mph 365 km/h 197 kt
  Climb: 1,120 ft/min 341 m/min
  Ceiling: 15,800 ft 4,815 m

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Assoc.NAS Willow GrovePennsylvania
Lone Star Flight MuseumGalvestonTexas
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida

C-1A on display

Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Assoc.

Lone Star Flight Museum

NAS Willow Grove Air Park
  


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Paul WIget
 Mentor, OH
Wheelchair 7 was originally a VR-21 Detachment Japan plane flying out of Atsugi, Japan, Cubi Point PI and Danang. I flew in her several times in 1964 and 65. She was one of the newly refurbished planes with a new paint job and interior so we used her for VIP flights. All of our planes had call signs starting with "Wheelchair".
05/05/2014 @ 07:24 [ref: 68467]
  William Wilemon Piedmont, AL
 , AL
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04/27/2014 @ 11:50 [ref: 68464]
 Paul Oberdorfer
 Virginia Beach, VA
Richard Bell.. It's Ober!
01/23/2014 @ 09:04 [ref: 68314]
 David Lengyel
 Riverside, CA
Wow, I was a C1A C.O.D Crewmen off the USS Oriskany CVA 34 1972-1975. This was are C.O.D. #136791. Can U tell me how you came about the purchase?
12/29/2013 @ 11:29 [ref: 68263]
 David Lengyel
 Riverside, CA
Wow, I was a C1A C.O.D Crewmen off the USS Oriskany CVA 34 1972-1975. This was are C.O.D. #136791. Can U tell me how you came about the purchase?
12/29/2013 @ 11:28 [ref: 68262]
 Jon Anderson
 wasilla, AK
I owned 136791 with my friend Pete. It was also called Wheelchair 7. I really miss the sound of the 1820s rattling the hangar doors as it departed. Whats left of it sits in a 200' crater nestled in the trees. There was a mushroom cloud reported by pirep and there really wasn't anything left but part of the tail. Might buy another someday, but not for fuel hauling, although it performed that mission admirably well. There is no other airplane like the C1 and those who have been around them know exactly what I mean.
10/24/2013 @ 21:38 [ref: 68125]
 Jon Anderson
 wasilla, AK
I owned 136791 with my friend Pete. It was also called Wheelchair 7. I really miss the sound of the 1820s rattling the hangar doors as it departed. Whats left of it sits in a 200' crater nestled in the trees. There was a mushroom cloud reported by pirep and there really wasn't anything left but part of the tail. Might buy another someday, but not for fuel hauling, although it performed that mission admirably well. There is no other airplane like the C1 and those who have been around them know exactly what I mean.
10/24/2013 @ 21:33 [ref: 68124]
 William Wilemon
 Piedmont, AL
First off, it's not a "Douglas"----it's a Grumman. Secondly, when are you going to give me credit for the picture of 146048 that I uploaded here and you gave credit to someone in Rhode Island? The plane was in Souda Bay, Crete, and I personally took the picture. I have the original right here. Either fix it or delete the picture.
William "Bill" Wilemon
09/17/2013 @ 17:30 [ref: 68067]
 Charles McDaniel
 7fl6, FL
"I have BuNo 136778 "Mudflap Girl" would like to know if I can run the FEATHER PUMP with just the BAT on and the engine not running. Is this bad? I can not find anything in NATOPS.

Dan Serrato
CAPT FS USN"
Yes you can use the battery or APU. when we installed the prop in feather position we would use the pump to drive it out of feather. Do not continue to hold the button in the unfeather position. Pumps excessive oil in the engineo
08/31/2013 @ 11:58 [ref: 68042]
 Joel Rogers
 Franklin, OH
I talk and remember my years (1977-1980) I spent as an engine mechanic at VRC-40. I told everyone in the squadron that when they did away with the ADR rate I will get out of the Navy. They did away with it in 1980, the syear my time was up. Loved working on those R1820 Grumman engines. I miss the C1A so much, that I downloaded pics from the internet and use them as my screen saver. We had a phase that said "VRC-40 Codfish Airlines, the only airline never hijacked to Cuba."

05/24/2013 @ 08:11 [ref: 67832]

 

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