Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
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
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,
Erected by Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Cold. A significant historical year for this entry is 1960.
Location. 32° 47.426′ N, 79° 54.514′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Patriots Point Road. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Also see . . . 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,573 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.