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E-1B Tracer

BuNo. 147225

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
1. E-1B Tracer Marker
Inscription. The carrier-based E-1B Tracer provided a carrier task force with early warning and guidence capability. Based on the C-1A Trader, the most distinguishing of the Tracer is the large aerodynamic radome above the fuselage. Joining the fleet in 1960, Tracers were the "eyes of the fleet" until replaced by the all weather E-2 Hawkeye aboard Forrestal-class carriers in the mid 1960s. Tracers continued to serve aboard Essex-class carriers until 1976 ( the hanger deck was too shallow for the 18+ft. high Hawkeye).

Manufacturer : Gruman
Type: carrier-based early-based aircraft
Crew : pilot , co-pilot/ tactical director, two radar operators
Powerplant: two 1,525 hp Wright R- 1820-82 radial engines
Wingspan: 72 ft 7 in (22.12 m)
Length: 45 ft 4 in (13.71 m)
Height: 16 ft 10 in (5.14 m)
Weight: 20,638 lbs (9,361 kg) empty; 26,600 lbs (12,065.5 kg) maximum
Armament: none
Maximum speed: 227 mph (365.3 km/h)
Combat radius: 480 miles (772.5 kilometers)
Service ceiling: 15,800 ft (4,815 m)

This aircraft on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
 
Erected by Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 32° 47.426′ 
E-1B Tracer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
2. E-1B Tracer Marker
twin-engined airborne early warning aircraft
N, 79° 54.514′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Patriots Point Road. Click for map. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. SH-3G Sea King (a few steps from this marker); The A-7E Corsair II (a few steps from this marker); F/A-18A Hornet (within shouting distance of this marker); F-8K Crusader (within shouting distance of this marker); A-6E Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); Carrier-Based A-6 Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); Clamagore (SS-343) (within shouting distance of this marker); S-3B Viking (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .
1. Patriots Point, E-1B Tracer. The carrier based E-1B Tracer provided critical early warning and guidance support (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The E-1 Tracer , From Wikipedia. The E-1 Tracer was the first purpose built airborne early warning aircraft Introduced 1958 ,Retired 1977 (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceWar, Cold
 
E-1B Tracer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
3. E-1B Tracer Marker
E-1B Tracer image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
4. E-1B Tracer
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,475 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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