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Grumman S2F-3 (S-2D) 'Tracker'

Description
  Manufacturer:Grumman
  Base model:S2F
  Designation:S2F
  Version:-3
  Nickname:Tracker
  Equivalent to: S-2D
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1946-1962
  Basic role:Anti-Submarine
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Specifications
  Length: 43' 6" 13.2 m
  Height:16' 7" 5.0 m
  Wingspan: 72' 7" 22.1 m
  Wingarea: 499.0 sq ft 46.3 sq m
  Empty Weight: 19,033 lb 8,631 kg
  Gross Weight: 26,867 lb 12,184 kg

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

Performance
  Range: 920 miles 1,481 km
  Cruise Speed: 150 mph 241 km/h 130 kt
  Max Speed: 251 mph 404 km/h 218 kt
  Climb: 1,830 ft/min 548 m/min
  Ceiling: 20,100 ft 6,126 m

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Allied Air ForceAllentownPennsylvania
Patuxent River Naval Air MuseumPatuxent RiverMaryland

S-2D on display


Allied Air Force

Naval Air Warfare Center

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
 


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 peter jefferies
 durham city, AZ
James henry atkinson the top naval ace pilot is my cousin his father Isac atkinson was born in leeds england i put a state in america so this message would be accepted
peter.jefferies
03/23/2011 @ 07:57 [ref: 37014]
 peter jefferies
 durham city, AZ
James henry atkinson the top naval ace pilot is my cousin his father Isac atkinson was born in leeds england i put a state in america so this message would be accepted
peter.jefferies
03/23/2011 @ 07:57 [ref: 37013]
 john veale
 , CA
was in vs37 at north island 1955 am3 at that time,any one out there in vs37 drop me a line,how about it stu,or baldy or any one John
06/16/2009 @ 18:37 [ref: 24241]
 James McGrath
 , NY
I have a Structural repair Handbook for the S2f-3 Navy model dated 1960. Anyone interested?

I got it when I worked at the CM Johnson Company as a designer.
11/06/2006 @ 05:30 [ref: 14674]
 Peter Lawson
 Halifax,, NS
The Lieutenant Commander in charge of testing the S2F-3 at VX-1 Squadron in Key West in 1961 was in fact a Canadian on exchange named Bill Atkinson.
The day after the Bay of Pigs invasion, he and another pilot in his unit became the first to land a S2F-3 on a carrrier, namely the USS Franklin. They took off from Guantanamo Bay to do so. I am writing a book about Bill Atkinson, Canada's top ace during WW II as a naval pilot flying on HMS Indomitable and HMS Formidable in the Pacific theatre.
I would dearly love to be able to get a picture of that landing or something which relates to it for my book. Can you help?
10/04/2006 @ 17:39 [ref: 14373]
 Ricky G Stanley AT1 usn(retired)
 Grand Ledge, MI
The ES2-D was my first naval aircraft I qualified in. I flew them at Barking Sands Kauai 1981-1985, We used them as range surveilance prior to a missile drone launch, also we equipped a wing pod for fleet radar jamming. As an radar operator using the APS-88 radar set we also conducted SAR missions. The last ES2-D flew off to the boneyard in 1985.It was one sweet plane.
08/27/2000 @ 12:46 [ref: 667]
 B.O.Kuipers.
 , AZ
Currently, the Grumman S2F-3 is being converted for firefighting purposes. This is being done by Marsh Aviation out of Mesa Az for the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection. CDF has ordered 23 aircraft of the redesignated Marsh Aviation S-2F3T "Turbo Tracker". The aircraft uses two Honeywell/AlliedSignal TPE331-14GR engines with 1650 max. contineous SHP. The aircraft is replumbed, rewired and fitted with a 1200 gal retardant tank. Marsh Aviation: (480)-832-3770.
06/25/2000 @ 17:24 [ref: 353]

 
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