This Grumman C-2A Greyhound Desktop Display Aircraft Model is in 1:48 scale with a wingspan of 21" and is 14 7/8" in length! The C-2 Greyhound was designed by the Navy to provide critical logistics support to aircraft carriers. The C-2 aircraft primary mission is Carrier Onboard Delivery or COD. The Greyhound replaced the piston-engined C-1 and was a derivative of the E-2 Hawkeye. The C-2 Greyhound shares wings and power plants with the E-2 Hawkeye but it has more widened fuselage with a rear loading ramp.
The C-2 Greyhound has a vast range of communications and radio navigation equipment compatible for both military and civil airways on a worldwide basis. The communication equipments include HF, WHF and UHF. And for the radio navigation aids, it includes GPS, OMEGA, TACAN, dual VOR, UHF/DF, LF/ADF, weather radar, Doppler radar and two carrier approach systems.
The C-2 Greyhound can deliver a payload of 10,000 lb. The cabin of C-2 can accommodate cargo, passengers or even both. The C-2 Greyhound is also equipped to accept litter patients in medical evacuation missions. The cage system of C-2 aircraft provides cargo restraint for loads during carrier launch or landing. The open ramp of C-2 Greyhound aircraft has the capability that allows airdrop of supplies and personnel from a carrier launched aircraft.
The first two prototypes of C-2 Greyhound first flew in 1964. From the period of November 1985 to February 1987, the VR-24, operating with seven C-2 Greyhound depicted outstanding operational readiness while delivering two million pounds of cargo, two million pounds of mail and 14,000 passengers in support of the European and Mediterranean theaters. The C-2 Greyhound also provided support to the carrier battle groups during the operations of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
All models come with a mahogany display stand to present your aircraft in style! Perfect item or gift for that Military Aviation memorabilia or Aircraft Model enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!