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Grumman E-1B 'Tracer'

Description
Notes: Light, HIGH-WING, CARRIER-BASED aircraft with tricycle landing gear equipped for airborne early warning operations (4 CREW) .
  Manufacturer:Grumman
  Base model:E-1
  Designation:E-1
  Version:B
  Nickname:Tracer
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Electronics
  Crew:Four
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Specifications
  Length: 45' 4" 13.8 m
  Height:16' 10" 5.1 m
  Wingspan: 72' 17" 22.3 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-1820-82A
  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
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space MuseumNew YorkNew York
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida
New England Air MuseumWindsor LocksConnecticut
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona

E-1 B on display


Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

National Museum of Naval Aviation

New England Air Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Ronny Svendsen
 Norway, OTH
Chas,

I am doing some research into Det 65 1964. I would love a copy of your DVD, and any photos you might have.
11/22/2012 @ 00:34 [ref: 67351]
 Chas Folcik
 Ormond Beach, FL
Henry
Try motionmodels.com/custnavy
10/23/2012 @ 20:17 [ref: 67331]
 Henry Sheldon
 CAROL STREAM, IL
I flew the E-1B (WF-2) from January, 1963 until June, 1966 at VAW-11 in Coronado, CA and on two WestPac cruises.

I would like to have a model of this aircraft to replace one that was destroyed.

I'd appreciate any information that you could provide re a model, either complete or kit.

Thank you.

Henry Sheldon
08/30/2012 @ 17:15 [ref: 66466]
 JOHN \"JR\" RIGNEY
 Leucadia, CA
I was stationed at North Island form Sept 68 to Nov 71 and was in VAW 111 det 34. I was a radar tech/PO2 and made an Apollo 8 recovery, West Pac on Oriskany, and West Pac on the Ranger. On the Ranger I ran the radar bench in AMD and repaired and calibrated the APS-82 radar for the E1-B "FUDD"
03/15/2012 @ 10:40 [ref: 54290]
 Dale Person
 Helena, MT
I was in VAW-111 Det.19 squadron aborad the USS Hancock CVA19 for two cruises 66-68. I was a plane captian for birds 723,724,725. Commander [Bingo} Bild had the Squadron. One fine morning we were launched with the nose gear brake locked. Wow what a ride and landed on the trike wheel in country. We borrowed the nose gear from the COD and returned to the ship. 5500 men with no mail for a week. Was we popular or what?
I did my first cruise on the USS Ranger CVA61 with VAW11 Det.Brovo super willy fudds. I seen most of that cruise in the laundry and LOX crew and never made it to plane captian status.
I made it to E5 for awhile then got busted for entertaining in Olongapo City. Had some wild times
The squadrons were based out of NAS North Island,California



02/20/2012 @ 14:23 [ref: 53131]
 Dale Person
 Helena, MT
I was in VAW-111 Det.19 squadron aborad the USS Hancock CVA19 for two cruises 66-68. I was a plane captian for birds 723,724,725. Commander [Bingo} Bild had the Squadron. One fine morning we were launched with the nose gear brake locked. Wow what a ride and landed on the trike wheel in country. We borrowed the nose gear from the COD and returned to the ship. 5500 men with no mail for a week. Was we popular or what?
I did my first cruise on the USS Ranger CVA61 with VAW11 Det.Brovo super willy fudds. I seen most of that cruise in the laundry and LOX crew and never made it to plane captian status.
I made it to E5 for awhile then got busted for entertaining in Olongapo City. Had some wild times
The squadrons were based out of NAS North Island,California



02/20/2012 @ 14:23 [ref: 53130]
 Chas
 Ormond Beach, FL
Lisa, FL
If you look further down in the photos below to the pic with the 2 helos (submitted by me), that is the same airplane.

08/23/2011 @ 20:29 [ref: 48116]
 Chas
 , FL
Lisa, FL

That airplane was attached to the USS Enterprise for the Med and World Cruise in 1964 and I am probably in it.
#719 was the airplane used in the air shows we put on going around the world and I was the designated Aircrewman for those air shows.
I took my 8mm movies of that cruise and had them put on DVD. If you do that I would love to buy a copy of that DVD from you.
08/23/2011 @ 20:19 [ref: 48110]
 Chas
 , FL
Lisa, FL

Can you see the big letters on the tail or wing?
They are a big clue as to the CAG that plane was attached to.
08/15/2011 @ 11:43 [ref: 46062]
 Lisa
 , FL
I have recently found an 8mm film...in on of the sequences it shows the wing deployment and launch of this plane. How do I research to find out what carrier it served on?
07/29/2011 @ 18:06 [ref: 44005]

 
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