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Grumman S2F (S-2) Tracker ASW plane

 

 

S2F-1 (S-2A) Tracker

WF-2 (E-1B) Tracer

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
S2F-1, 1962 - S-2A Tracker ASW plane 2/1954 - 1959 500 +100 export 3/1984 4 seats, 2 Wright R-1820-82 engines (2 x 1525 h. p.), 2182 kg of combat load in hull and on 6 wing points:(2 Mk44 torpedoes or 4 175-kg depth charges, 4 113-kg bombs or 5 127-mm rockets), APS-38 radar
S2F-1S, 1962 - S-2B 140 additionally AQA-3 Jezebel sonar, acoustic buoys
S2F-2, 1962 - S-2C 1959 - 1961 77 can carry  Mk90 and Mk101 nuclear depth charges
S2F-3, 1962 - S-2D 5/1961 - 1962 100 dimensions and fuel stowage increased, up to 64 acoustic buoys, APS-88A radar
S-2E 1962 - 12/1967 252 can carry up to 4 AS-12 ASM
S-2F   some modified from previous modifications modernized equipment, new acoustic buoys
S-2G   some modified from previous modifications AQA-7 sonar, can carry up to 4 Bullpup ASM
S-2H   some modified from previous modifications modernized equipment
WF-2, 1962 - E-1B Tracer EW plane 11/1959 - 12/1961 88 3/1978 unarmed, APS-82 radar
TF-1, 1962 - C-1A Trader cargo plane 10/1955 - 1959 87 4/1985 2 pilots, 9 passengers, without radar and armament

 

Modification S2F-1 (S-2A) Tracker WF-2 (E-1B) Tracer TF-1 (C-1A) Trader

Wing span, m

22.13 21.23 21.23

Length, m

13.26 12.80 12.80

Height, m

5.06 ~6 4.97

Wings area, m2

46.08 45.06 45.06

Empty mass, kg

8505 7544 7544

Full flying-off mass, kg

13222 12247 11158
Engine 2 Wright R-1820-82 2 Wright R-1820-82A 2 Wright R-1820-82

Power, h. p.

2 1525 2 1525 2 1525
Maximal speed, km/h 426 480 451
Cruise speed, km/h 333 430 269
Flying range, km 2094 1600 1788
Vertical speed, m/s      
Maximal altitude, m 6400 7560 7560
Complement 4 4 2
Armament 2182 kg of combat load in hull and on 6 wing points:(2 Mk44 torpedoes or 4 175-kg depth charges, 4 113-kg bombs or 5 127-mm rockets) none 9 passengers or 3856 kg of cargo

S-2E Tracker

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008