Grumman S-2 Tracker

The Grumman S-2 Tracker (previously S2F prior to 1962) was the first purpose-built, single airframe anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to enter service with the U.S. Navy. The Tracker was of conventional design with twin engines, a high wing and tricycle undercarriage. The type was exported to a number of navies around the world. Introduced in 1952 the Tracker saw service in the USN until the mid-1970s with a few aircraft remaining in service with other air arms into the 21st century. The last operating fleet is maintained by Argentina and Brazil.

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Grumman S-2 Tracker - Specifications (S-2F)
... General characteristics Crew four (two pilots, two detection systems operators) Length 43 ft 6 in (13.26 m) Wingspan 72 ft 7 in (22.12 m) Height 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m) Wing area 485 ft² (45.06 m²) Empty weight 18,315 lb (8,310 kg) Loaded weight 23,435 lb (10,630 kg) Max ... takeoff weight 26,147 lb (11,860 kg) Powerplant 2 × Wright R-1820-82WA radial engines, 1,525 hp (1,137 kW) each Performance Maximum speed 280 mph (450 km/h) at sea level Cruise speed 150 mph (240 km/h) Range 1,350 mi (2,170 km) or 9 hours endurance Service ceiling 22,000 ft (6,700 m) Armament 4,800 lb (2,200 kg) of payload could be carried in the internal bomb bay and on 6× under-wing hardpoints Torpedoes Mk ...