E-2 Hawkeye, C-2 Greyhound|
First known as the W2F-1, the redesignated E-2 Hawkeye (late 1961) became from 1960 onwards the US Navy's only airborne early warning and control platform, like the land-based E-3 Sentrys AWACS. Therefore, the E-2C is also called "Mini-WACS". The Hawkeye made its maiden flight on 21 October 1961.
The C-2A Greyhound (upmost graphic) is a E-2 derivative and flew for the first time on 18 November 1964. The C-2 design uses the same wings, power plant and tail unit as the Hawkeye. Its role is Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD).
Top of the page
TBF & TBM Avenger | F6F Hellcat | F7F Tigercat | F8F Bearcat | AF Guardian | UF-1 Albatross
F9F-2/5 Panther | F9F-6/8 Cougar | XF10F-1 Jaguar | F11F Tiger & F12F | S-2 Tracker, C-1 Trader
E-1 Tracer | E-2 Hawkeye, C-2 Greyhound | A-6 Intruder | C-4 Academe | C-11 Gulfstream
F-111B | EA-6B Prowler | F-14 Tomcat
Grumman History | Grumman Memorial Park & Aerospace Museum
Start Page Foreword FAQ Updates
Copyright © by Torsten Anft