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Grumman E-2A 'Hawkeye'

Description
  Manufacturer:Grumman
  Base model:E-2
  Designation:E-2
  Version:A
  Nickname:Hawkeye
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Electronics
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Specifications
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Known serial numbers
151702 / 151725, 152476 / 152489, 152766 / 152785


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Rich Sidebottom
 Jackson, MN
Assigned to RVAW-120 from Jan. 1978 to June 1981. Worked the Line Division and the AME shop. While there, I was a part of two Meritorious Unit Commendations. Served abord 4 carriers during CQ Det's, and have pictures from the last, aboard the USS Eisenhower. We all worked hard, and played hard back in those days. I miss the squadron from time to time, but find I miss the guys I knew more. I stay in touch with two of them - Dave Hice in Houston TX, and Tony Putnam in Seattle WA. Feel free to send me an e-mail! I hope to go back for a visit scheduled for July 13th 2011.
04/15/2011 @ 17:21 [ref: 37451]
 W. Gary \"Snake\"McBride
 Duluth, GA
VAW 124 1968-72 RVAW-120 72-73

WestPac 69-70 Med 70-71 Would love to hear from any squadron mates.Now old and retired with fond memories of my Navy days.....best years of my life.
BTW my last trip to the boat I had 36 night landings in one night. Had to requalify myself with 6 traps (3 pinkies and 3 dark) then 5 studs getting 6 each plus a few bolters. Left Pensacola at 19:30 and ended up in the BOQ at 02:30...drained. Emptied the beer machine and made it back to NAS Norfolk around 18:00 the next day. The Skipper was happy. Fifteen new CAPC's ready for the fleet. There were 3 E-2's in the pattern so it might be a record. Nothing like an open deck until it's done. Where are you Dennis "Johnny" Moreel, Carey, Arnow, Condon,Atchley, and many other really great guys? stingmcb@comcast.net


03/08/2009 @ 14:44 [ref: 23908]
 Donald L. Safer
 Union City, CA
I joined VAW-11 in early 1964 about a week or two after the first E-2As arrived. I worked as a com/nav electronics technician though I had been trained in radar, not radio. Go figure. I served with Detachment Charlie aboard the Kitty Hawk 65-66. It was the first E-2A deployment. I have writen much about my time in the Navy including my time with VAW-11 on my web site, donsafer.com.
11/29/2008 @ 14:34 [ref: 23163]
 SÚrgio Ricardo
 Aracaju, OTH
Hello everyone! I am an aviation researcher from Brazil with some articles published (you can see one of them here:http://www.laahs.com/artman/publish/article_220.shtml)and currently I am working on a book about all AEW/AWACS platforms ever built. This way, I would like to obtain from those who had closed contact with Grumman E-2A any information about its electronic suite. Not performance data, designations would be enough. I will be very pleased to give full credits for any colaboration which should be sent to the following email address: sergioricardosc277@hotmail.com THANKS IN ADVANCE!
04/24/2008 @ 09:17 [ref: 20694]
 Richard John Clark Sr.
 Lake City, MN
I was with Vaw-12 from aug 1965 through sept 1969. I was with the squadron when we transitioned from the E-1B to the E-2A. I was an avation machinest mate 2nd class when I left the squadron in 1968 to go the NAS Napels, Italy for 2 years.. I was attached to the mech. shop for about 6 months when I transfered to the line. I spent most of my time with the E-1B. Althouigh I did go to school on the E-2A in, San Deigo, CA. in 1966, and spent several cruses aboard the USS America with the E-2A. I was aboard the, USS Essex,in 1968 when we made a 4 month deployment, 2 months in the med and 2 months in the north atlantic, when we had a Russian Badger crash within sight of the USS Essex. Does anyone remember ADR-2 Ramond Rash? Or ADR-1 Husser? How about Chef Dubay? Or LTCDR Dumbrowski. If anyone from VAW 12 wants to contact me, my E-mail address is ht2ndch@rconnect.com

Sincerly, Richard J. Clark Sr. ADR-2
12/06/2007 @ 04:37 [ref: 18812]
 Richard John Clark Sr.
 Lake City, MN
I was with Vaw-12 from aug 1965 through sept 1969. I was with the squadron when we transitioned from the E-1B to the E-2A. I was an avation machinest mate 2nd class when I left the squadron in 1968 to go the NAS Napels, Italy for 2 years.. I was attached to the mech. shop for about 6 months when I transfered to the line. I spent most of my time with the E-1B. Althouigh I did go to school on the E-2A in, San Deigo, CA. in 1966, and spent several cruses aboard the USS America with the E-2A. I was aboard the, USS Essex,in 1968 when we made a 4 month deployment, 2 months in the med and 2 months in the north atlantic, when we had a Russian Badger crash within sight of the USS Essex. Does anyone remember ADR-2 Ramond Rash? Or ADR-1 Husser? How about Chef Dubay? Or LTCDR Dumbrowski. If anyone from VAW 12 wants to contact me, my E-mail address is ht2ndch@rconnect.com

Sincerly, Richard J. Clark Sr. ADR-2
12/06/2007 @ 04:37 [ref: 18811]
 Don Payton
 Cheyenne, WY
The radome retracts, roughly, 3 feet. This was to allow the birds to operate from the older carriers and fit into their Hangar bays. Forrestal class and newer carriers didn't have this problem. The hydraulics allowed the doors to fold down and drop the dome. After a certain Radar Mod in the mid '80's the retractable dome feature was removed. However each squadron was issued a kit which had those various cylinders. When dome had to be retracted for maintenance, then the components were installed and the dome was dropped manually with a hand operated pump.
08/31/2007 @ 14:00 [ref: 17802]
 Chuck Quintero
 Baltimore, MD
I saw a reference that the radome on the E-2 actually drops a couple of feet. Is that true? Where does it go, into the radome?

05/23/2007 @ 08:36 [ref: 16572]
 Bill Schieber
 Cape May, NJ
I was with VAW-124 NAS Norfolk 1973-1975. Then transfered to RVAW-120 1976-1979. Loved working the aircraft, kind of felt bad when I went down for a visit to see one on jacks at Gate 4. The USS America was also sunk but I did get a chance to see it again in Philly. Still in the aviation field after all these years. I guess it gets in your blood. I had a good surprise to meet with Don Kilgore who was our tech rep and he was still working at the base, a great troubleshooter.

regards,

Bill Schieber
04/04/2006 @ 22:12 [ref: 13039]
 Robert Dean Corn
 Mauldin, SC
Was ATR3 with VAW 112 aboard the USS Enterprise in 1969. Was aboard when the flight deck fire occurred during Carrier Quals.
Served with VAW 115 aboard the USS Midway in 1971 on the first cruise after the angle deck upgrade. We lost a bird and a crew on the last recovery before leaving the Gulf for home.
07/26/2005 @ 18:20 [ref: 10849]

 

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