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Grumman AF Guardian ASW plane

 

 

AF-2S Guardian

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
AF-2S ASW plane 10/1950 - 2/1952 193 8/1955 3 seats, 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-48W engines (2 x 2400 h. p.), 1814 kg of bombs or depth charges in hull, 6 127-mm HVAR rockets or 6 113-kg bombs on wing, APS-31 radar
AF-2W EW plane 10/1950 - 2/1952 153 4 seats, unarmed, APS-20 radar
AF-3S ASW plane 2/1952 - 11/1953 40 as AF-2S with additional magnetic submarine searcher

 

Modification AF-2S

Wing span, m

18.29

Length, m

13.23

Height, m

4.01

Wings area, m2

51.00

Empty mass, kg

6613

Full flying-off mass, kg

11567
Engine

2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-48W

Power, h. p.

2 2400

Maximal speed, km/h 510
Cruise speed, km/h 267
Flying range, km 2414
Vertical speed, m/s 11.7
Maximal altitude, m 9905
Complement 3
Armament 1814 kg of combat load(1 907-kg torpedo or 2 907-kg bombs or 2 726-kg depth charges in hull, 6 127-mm HVAR rockets or 6 113-kg bombs on wing)

AF-2S Guardian

AF-2W, AF-2S Guardian

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008