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Thomas Jay Park in Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Grumman S2F-1S1(S-2F)

 
 
Grumman S2F-1S1(S-2F) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
1. Grumman S2F-1S1(S-2F) Marker
Inscription.  
Grumman
S2F-1S1(S-2F)
Tracker
Anti-Submarine
1952 1976
On loan from the National Naval
Aviation Museum

 
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
 
Location. 32° 8.424′ N, 110° 52.271′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Thomas Jay Park. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the western section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boeing C-97G (a few steps from this marker); Lockheed AP-2H Neptune (within shouting distance of this marker); Grumman E-1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing KC-97G (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairey AEW.3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas C-124 Globemaster
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild C-123B (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas EA-IF (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
 
Also see . . .  Grumman S-2 Tracker.
The Grumman S-2 Tracker (S2F prior to 1962) was the first purpose-built, single airframe anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to enter service with the United States Navy. Designed and initially built by Grumman, the Tracker was of conventional design — propeller-driven with twin radial engines, a high wing that could be folded for storage on aircraft carriers, and tricycle undercarriage. The type was exported to a number of navies around the world. Introduced in 1952, the Tracker and its E-1 Tracer derivative saw service in the U.S. Navy until the mid-1970s, and its C-1 Trader derivative until the mid-1980s, with a few aircraft remaining in service with other air arms into the 21st century. Argentina and Brazil are
Front view of the Grumman S2F-1S1(S-2F) and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
2. Front view of the Grumman S2F-1S1(S-2F) and Marker
the last countries to still use the Tracker. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Grumman S2F-1S1(S-2F) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
3. The Grumman S2F-1S1(S-2F)
A Grumman S-2A Tracker in flight image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - US Navy photo, circa 1960s
4. A Grumman S-2A Tracker in flight
A Grumman S-2A Tracker (BuNo 136658) of anti-submarine squadron VS-29 Tromboners. VS-29 was assigned to Anti-Submarine Carrier Air Group 53 (CVSG-53) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) and flew the S-2A from 1960 to 1963. Note that both the MAD-boom and the radar are extended. This plane was later sold and converted to a fire-fighting plane.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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