Grumman S2F Tracker Survivors
By David D Jackson

Focusing on Existing Grumman S2F / S-2 Tracker, TF-1 / C-1A Trader and WF-2 / E-1B Tracer Airframes

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134691- RCN 1600

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136427 landing at Anderson, IN

In order by Navy Bureau Number and RCN Number. 

136573:  State Technical College of Missouri in Linn, MO    July 2017  The aircraft was moved sometime previous to September 2015.  It is being used as a teaching aid but the FAA registry still shows the owner as Wes Stricker of Rolla, MO.


There is damage to the left wing tip and aileron. 


Both flaps on the aircraft had been removed.


Work has started to repair the hole in the fuselage.


 


136636: Nut Tree Airport , Vacaville, CA    May 2010  This is currently owned by Duncan Miller although he told me he would be putting it up for sale in the near future.


136691: USS Hornet Museum, Alameda, CA    May 2010  This presented some problems photographing as it was at the back of the hangar deck in a very poorly lit area. 


136745:  Cal Fire Attack Base, Hemet-Ryan Airport, Hemet, CA   May 2009  This Tracker never served as an air tanker after returning from Japan.  The Air Attack Base at this location has a nice viewers area.  The staff was most gracious in giving me a tour of the facility.


144721:  Selfridge Air Museum, Mt. Clemens, MI  October 2009 - This finished up as a US-2A.


148730:  NAS Jacksonville Heritage Park   October 2008  The first two large photos and the first six in the gallery were shot very early in the morning and the remainder were shot very late in the afternoon.  These taken going into the Naval Air Station for an air show and then on the way out in the evening.


149240:  Patuxent River Naval Air Museum  October 2016   This Tracker was accepted by the US Navy on March 10, 1962, and after serving with the fleet , joined the Naval Research Laboratories in December 1969.  While there it performed meteorological and oceanographic research missions, along with tactical missions with chaff and sonobuoys.  Its last flight was to the Museum in February 1981.


151647:  National Naval Aviation Museum  November 2006
Note the Hurricane damage to the rudder.


151657:  USS Yorktown, Mt. Pleasant, SC  July 2012


 

CS2F-2 #1545:  RCAF Air Museum in Trenton, ONT   June 2016


CS2F-2 #1573:  Chilliwack Military Education Centre in Chilliwack, BC  May 2012


CS2F-2 #1577 :  Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Tracker while on display at its 2013 June Air Show - This year the second of the two rebuilt engines had been installed and the paint stripped. 




Left side anti-submarine operator's position.


Right side anti-submarine operator's position with the flight deck in the background.  A George Foreman grill was being stored in this area and is not part of the original equipment!


This out of focus photo of the rear of the crew compartment shows several radios in the back.  This area also unfortunately makes good storage for folding chairs.
 

CS2F-2 #1577 :  Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Tracker while on display at its 2012 June Air Show -  Changes can be seen from previous year below.  The rebuilt #2 engine was put on for show purposes as after the event it was taken back off and the entire airframe was stripped to the bare metal.

CS2F-2 #1577 :  Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Tracker while on display at its 2011 June Air Show - This Tracker has all of the ASW equipment on it and may be one of the most if not original condition Trackers in existence.  It is being readied to fly again in the next year or so.  It will be a welcome aircraft to the air show circuit.


CS2F-2 #1600 :  Toronto Aerospace Museum July 2007
This was the last license built DeHavilland Tracker constructed at the current location of the museum.   
 

  

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