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Grumman S2F Tracker, TF1 Trader and WF-2 Tracer (Hall Park WS-76)

Grumman S2F Tracker, TF1 Trader and WF-2 Tracer  WS-76
Grumman S2F Tracker, TF1 Trader and WF-2 Tracer (Hall Park WS-76)
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Category:Books on aviation
Subcategory:US Prop Aircraft
ISBN/Box:WS-76
Publisher/Brand:Hall Park
Author:Charles Stafrace
Format:a4
No. Pages:60
Version:Soft cover
Language:English
Availability:only 2 remaining

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Category Books on aviation, Subcategory US Prop Aircraft, ISBN/Box WS-76, Publisher/Brand Hall Park, Author Charles Stafrace, Format a4, No. Pages 60, Version Soft cover, Language English

The emergence of the aircraft carrier after the Second World War as the key fleet unit dictated different methods on how to conduct naval air warfare. The experience gained by the US Navy in the Pacific designated the way how future carrier task forces were to be supported by dedicated anti-submarine warfare aircraft, airborne early warning platforms and effective shore-to-ship aerial communication facilities. Grumman, a traditional supplier of naval aircraft, was quick to respond to this fresh way of thinking, and developed a successful line of three shipboard, twin-engined, unpretentious-looking aircraft. In 1952 the prototype of the S2F Tracker made its first flight for the US Navy, solving once and for all the long-standing problem of uniting in one airframe the 'hunter' and 'killer' pair of anti-submarine aircraft. The Tracker went on to become the leading anti-submarine aircraft of its time in the world, serving with numerous air forces and navies well into the 1980s, and indeed some are known to be still in service in Taiwan's navy. From it was developed in 1955 the TF-1 Trader, with a chubbier fuselage to enable it carry out its role of Carrier On-board Delivery, thus facilitating and standardising ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship communications in the US Navy. The awareness of airborne early warning in the late 1950s gave birth to another variation on the same theme, so that close on the Trader's heels came the WF-2 Tracer, using the deeper fuselage to contain its sophisticated equipment. Its most distinguishing feature, which at the time presented a strange sight, was the large oval 'saucer' fixed atop its fuselage to contain the enormous radar antenna, a rather common and accepted solution these days. Among them these three Grumman products gave the US Navy the lead over all other navies in terms of flexibility, fleet protection and battle management which today's modern navies have taken for granted. The effectiveness of these three aircraft, and later by their successors, was proved time and again during the various conflicts in which the United States has been involved since the Vietnam War.



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