Grumman S2F-1T (TS-2A) 'Tracker'

  Base model:S2F
  Equivalent to: TS-2A
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1946-1962
  Basic role:Anti-Submarine
  Modified Mission:Trainer
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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

Examples of this type may be found at
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space MuseumNew YorkNew York

TS-2A on display

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 ronn witcraft
 La Grande, OR
Flew S2's with VT-31 from 1964 until 66, does anyone know the where abouts of shipmate John P Staggs, AMS3 also stationed with VT-31, NAS Corpus? Thank's for your service guys.
10/14/2011 @ 14:04 [ref: 49566]
 bob gluchman
 , IL
In 1969-1971 I was attached to the VS reserve squadron at nas glenview.Would any one have photos of our cruises to Nas Jacksonville or Nas San Diego .At that time we where flying the STOOFS .

07/12/2011 @ 05:23 [ref: 40156]
 Jackson Hole, WY
Was stationed at NAAS New Iberia La from late 1959 to late 1963 as ATC3 (Air Traffic Controller). Controlled VT28 Advance Training Command Squad and familiar with the "Stufs".
Many interesting events of the "Hartless #____" during my tour, including huge tornado distruction of many S2F's, and deaths of crews that crashed just off base in Spanish Lake.
06/08/2011 @ 07:50 [ref: 39207]
 Ex Marine crew member
 , WI
I flew with VT-86 at NAS Glynco in the 70's. Flew in the
radar pattern for ATC school when not sight seeing or
"strafing" the shrimp fleet....


05/03/2011 @ 17:46 [ref: 37638]
 Bill Visnaw Jr
 , MI
My father William R Visnaw (Sr.) was stationed in Corpus Christi Teaxs in 1960 and flew an S2f Tracker. I am hoping to get in touch with anyone who was stationed there who knew my dad and or has even flown with him. I would also be extremely greatful to anyone who could share some photos. You can contact me at "youcanfindme@wowway.com" Thank you for your help!!! I am posting this message on 2-15-11.
02/15/2011 @ 16:47 [ref: 36055]
 wreck diver
 Eastern Shore, MD
Looking for information on incident involving the loss of an S-2 in/at Guantanamo Bay with the loss of the aircraft in a water landing.
03/29/2010 @ 10:46 [ref: 25946]
 Daniel S. Walton
 Barnegat, NJ
By the way I was stationed in Lakehurst Squadron VS751. Anyone still around from my squadron, contact me at DSWalton@comcast.net
12/10/2007 @ 12:25 [ref: 18870]
 Daniel S.Walton
 Barnegat, NJ
Do you remember how many Black boxes were in the back of that plane? :) I was naval air reserve stationed in Lakehurst, NJ. Served in the Cuban Missile Crisis in Guantanamo Bay. Those were great times. - Daniel S. Walton
12/10/2007 @ 12:22 [ref: 18869]
 Sam P. Jewell
 Ada, OK
I was in ATU-402/VT-27 1960-62.
I was an AO2-AO1 in the ordnance
crew. Good squadron, I got flight
pay every month while attached.
07/18/2007 @ 14:48 [ref: 17172]
 Sam Gillett
 , TX
I worked in the electric shop of VT-27 at NAAS New Iberia, LA. First as an AE striker (AEAN) then as AE3 and AE2. The most fun I had on the old bird was flying on the test hops out of major maintaince to parallel the generators. Also flew as crew member on a few of the training missions, and on cross-country flights. Oh yea, flew to NAS Pensicola to provide ground support during carrier quals. That was fun too. This was in 1962 to 1964.

The old S2 was a fine bird!
06/10/2007 @ 13:05 [ref: 16797]


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