I grew up near a large Naval Air Station, Quonset Point NAS in Kingstown, RI. Prior to its shut-down in late 1975 I would get to enjoy the many Naval aircraft, which where stationed their, fly over my house. Some of you may have read my articl[...]
Re-shoot day !! Originally build 2008. This kit was highly modified and detailed to produce an accurate Canadian service aircraft. The paint is a self produced version of 501-109 grey using Model Master as a base and referencing the I. P. M. S. [...]
This is Hasegawa's S-2 Tracker converted to a C-1A Trader COD[ carrier onboard delivery]. I left out all the sonar gear, plugged sonar buoy holes in the back of the nacelles and kit bashed the decals, making it of course the one assigned to the [...]
The Grumman Tracker was very successful in service of the Royal Netherlands Navy.
In total the Navy Air Arm received 45 Trackers. 28 US build S-2F and 17 Canadian (C)S-2F. The Canadian type was mostly used in the former Dutch Antilles. Naval Air[...]
Well another one finally complete. This is the Kinetic issue of the early version S-2A, basically short body and short wings to keep the description simple. I went all out on this kit using Quickboost engines that were wired and had the pushro[...]
The Grumman S-2 was the first aircraft designed from the beginning for the Navy's antisubmarine warfare carriers, whose mission was the destruction of submarines in high priority areas. First flown in 1952, S2F-1S went to the first operating squ[...]
The Grumman S2F, nicknamed the “Stoof,” revolutionized carrier-based anti-submarine warfare. Designed in 1951 to a Navy specification calling for an aircraft capable of performing both the “hunter” and “killer” role in ASW, Grumman was awarded [...]