Grumman S2F-1 (S-2A) 'Tracker'


  Base model:S2F
  Equivalent to: S-2A S2AS-2A
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1946-1962
  Basic role:Anti-Submarine
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  Length: 42' 0" 12.8 m
  Height:16' 3" 4.9 m
  Wingspan: 69' 8' 21.0 m
  Wingarea: 485.0 sq ft 45.0 sq m
  Empty Weight: 17,357 lb 7,871 kg
  Gross Weight: 23,470 lb 10,643 kg
  Max Weight: 24,408 lb 11,069 kg

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

  Range: 968 miles 1,558 km
  Cruise Speed: 150 mph 241 km/h 130 kt
  Max Speed: 272 mph 438 km/h 236 kt
  Climb: 2,330 ft/min 710 m/min
  Ceiling: 22,800 ft 6,949 m

Known serial numbers
60-2464 / 60-3473, 60-6661 / 60-6690

Examples of this type may be found at
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona

S-2A on display

Pima Air & Space Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Joseph Ashley
 Lafayette, LA
I worked out of the line shack late 1960 to 1962 .spent most of my off time in saint martinville with Frank Morse,John Beisner lots of parties in the park there.
06/12/2013 @ 17:50 [ref: 67883]
 , WA
I was on the CV-40 in 1953 & 1954 during the S2F's sea trials.
06/01/2013 @ 21:03 [ref: 67858]
 Frank X. (Ace) Acevedo
 Los Angeles, CA
I was an Aviation Antisubmare Warfare Technician 2nd Class in VS-22 from March 1964 to June 1966. One thing I remember was removing the dome on on top of the aircraft. The antenna serial number was needed for inventory. Our squadron won an "E" with S2Fs!! Later we got the S2Es. The MAD equipment, AN/ASQ-8 then later the AN/ASQ-10, was my specialty. I loved working on that thing. I was supposed to use an APU to power the a/c in order to extend the MAD boom but sometimes I used the a/c's battery. We were not to use the battery! SURPRISE!! I attended the VS-22's disestablishment ceremony at Jacksonville in 2009. I think it was in 2009. I met one of my skippers, Russell Volmer!
If anyone has pictures of the squadron, please email me them.
05/24/2013 @ 17:02 [ref: 67835]
 Thomas Beckius
 , FL
My first assignment was ATU-402 and my last was VT-27
as plane capt. I was assigned to 133123 (I think that was it) for most of that time. Spent a little time in Dispatch.
That was when they took her away and said she was going to bone yard. Three months later they brought her back but with two different engines, one Pratt and one Lycoming. Did not change her spirit at all plus she got me out of Dispatch.
03/09/2013 @ 09:49 [ref: 67653]
 Paul Fleischmann
 , IN
Went to the Navy museum in Pensacola Aug. 20012. There is at least one "Stoof" inside the main bldg.
01/21/2013 @ 05:55 [ref: 67512]
 Lee W. Moore
 Felton, DE
For Kim-NV. I have the Cruise books for both Cruises on the Kearsarge. My E-Mail LMlemr@aol.com
02/09/2012 @ 11:23 [ref: 52472]
 Lee W. Moore
 Felton, DE
I was assigned to VS-21 from Training October,1958. After our first Cruise on the Kearsarge in 1959, some of us were taken from VS-21 to make a sister Squadron VS-29. Both Squadrons then went on a Cruise again on the Kearsarge 1961-62. After returning I moved to the East Coast to NAS Johnsville, Pa. I still maintain contact with friends from both Squadron. The last time I was at the museum at NAS Pensacola, there were a few S2F's in the back lot. I assume they are gone by now.
02/08/2012 @ 11:11 [ref: 52448]
 Terry Beisser
 New Iberia, LA
I came to VT 27 in December 1962, stayed with Vt 27 Thru there
move to Corpus and got out in May 65. Line mechanic also engine build up.
Reunion this year, 50 years, in New Iberia

01/17/2012 @ 17:52 [ref: 52155]
 , NV
I am writing my father's history. He few as air crew on the S2F Grumman Tracker during his deployment with the US Navy aboard the USS Kearsarge(CVS-33) with VS-21 "Fighting Redtails" Squadron, 1961-1964. I would love to hear from anyone who would be willing to share more information about the Squadron, The ship and or photos of that time period.
01/03/2012 @ 12:25 [ref: 51776]
 Ed Luken
 Tipp City, OH
Served as an aircrewman on S2F's in the reserves in Glenview, ILL. Love that plane. I'd like to buy one & have it sitting in my back yard. It was the highlight of my enlistment in the Navy.
11/18/2011 @ 12:54 [ref: 50332]

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