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Grumman C-2 Greyhound
Grumman C-2 Greyhound

The Grumman C-2 Greyhound is a twin-engined, high-wing cargo aircraft, designed to carry supplies, mail, and passengers to and from aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. Its primary mission is carrier onboard delivery. The aircraft provides critical logistics support to carrier strike groups. The aircraft is mainly used to transport high-priority cargo, mail, and passengers between carriers and shore bases, and can also deliver cargo such as jet engines and special stores.

Grumman W2F-1 Hawkeye/Bu. 148147
  • MSN: 01
  • Modified as C-2A prototype.
  • First flight on November 18, 1964.
  • Crashed into Rhode Island Sound near Cuttyhunk Island, MA, April 29, 1965 during test flight.
    • Crew of two died of exposure.

Grumman W2F-1 Hawkeye/Bu. 148148
  • MSN: 02
  • Modified as C-2A prototype.
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • BOC: N/A
  • SOC: N/A
  • Transferred to AMARC as 1C0005, June 19 1987.
  • Still listed on AMARC inventory on July 1, 2008

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152786
  • MSN: 3
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Transferred to AMARC as 1C0002, June 17, 1987

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152787
  • MSN: 4
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Crashed into sea after takeoff from Chania International Airport, November 16, 1973.
  • 7 of 10 persons onboard fatally injured.

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152788
  • MSN: 5
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned to VRC 50.
  • Damaged beyond economical repair, August 23, 1971.

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152789
  • MSN: 6
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152790
  • MSN: 7
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Transferred to AMARC as 1C0001, November 10, 1986.
  • Still listed on AMARC inventory, July 1, 2008.
  • Noted at AMARC on August 28, 2017.

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152791
  • MSN: 8
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Transferred to AMARC as 1C0004, June 17, 1987.
  • Still listed on AMARC inventory, July 1, 2008.

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152792
  • MSN: 9
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152793
  • MSN: 10
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned to VRC-50.
  • Crashed enroute from NAS Cubi Point to Tan Son Nhut International airport, December 12, 1971.
  • All four crew members & six passengers fatally injured.

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152794
  • MSN: 11
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Transferred to AMARC as 1C0003, June 17, 1987.
  • Still listed on AMARC inventory, July 1, 2008.

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152795
  • MSN: 12
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Displayed at Orion Park, NAS North Island, CA, on loan from National Naval Aviation Museum

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152796
  • MSN: 13
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned to VRC-50. crashed Oct 2, 1969 in Gulf of Tonkin while on flight from NAS Cubi Point to aircraft carrier USS Constellation, 26 passengers and crew missing.

Grumman C-2A-05-GR Greyhound/Bu. 152797
  • MSN: 14
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned VRC-50.
  • Damaged durng landing in 1972 near Da Nang, Vietnam when nose gear collapsed.

Grumman C-2A Greyhound/Bu. 155120
  • MSN: 15
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned to VRC-50.
  • Crashed on takeoff from USS Ranger (CVA-61) in Gulf of Tonkin, December 15, 1970.
  • Stalled after catapult launch with a probable load shift of the cargo.
  • 10 killed.

Grumman C-2A Greyhound/Bu. 155121
  • MSN: 16
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A Greyhound/Bu. 155122
  • MSN: 17
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned to VR-24.
  • Crashed while attempting to land on USS Independence in Mediterranean Sea Jan 29, 1972.
  • Both crew killed.
  • Aircraft sank six minutes after impact with the two pilots trapped in the cockpit.

Grumman C-2A Greyhound/Bu. 155123
  • MSN: 18
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Transferred to AMARC as IC0006, June 19, 1989.

Grumman C-2A Greyhound/Bu. 155124
  • MSN: 19
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162140
  • MSN: 20
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Brought on charge: 1985
  • Assigned to Force Aircraft Test Squadron 20 (VX-20), Naval Air Test Center, NAS Patuxent River, MD, 1985 to after November 1988
  • Transferred to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120), NAS Norfolk, VA, by 1992
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), NAS Norfolk, VA, by April 1994 to after June 2003.
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Detachment 1, USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Air Wing 14, by January 2006
  • Upgraded to 8-bladed propellers, after January 2006.
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), NAS North Island, CA, by February 2010.
    • Deployed aboard USS George Washington, by 2015
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), NAS Norfolk, VA, by August 2018.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162141
  • MSN: 21
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned to VRC-30 coded as RW-23, by October 2003.
  • Transferred to VRC-40, by 2011.
    • Damaged by fire in wing center section during FCF at Bahrain, April 20, 2011.
  • Transferred into storage at Naval Air Depot, NAS North Island, CA.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162142
  • MSN: 22
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Brought on charge: circa 1985
  • Assigned to Navy Transport Squadron 24 (VR-24), NAS Sigonella, Italy, bt 1986.
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), NAS Norfolk, VA, 1988.
  • Transferred to Force Aircraft Test Squadron 20 (VX-20), Naval Air Test Center, NAS Patuxent River, MD, by July 1995 to at least February 2017.
    • Used as test platform for NP2000 8-bladed propellers, 2006.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162143
  • MSN: 23
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) "Rawhides".
    • Deployed to CVN-71, USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162144
  • MSN: 24
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) "Rawhides".
    • Drifted right on hook skip bolter, striking port wing of E-2C Hawkeye/Bu. 165296 on Cat 2, September 4, 2012.
    • No injuries.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162145
  • MSN: 25
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162146
  • MSN: 26
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162147
  • MSN: 27
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162148
  • MSN: 28
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Active with VAW-120, 2017.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162149
  • MSN: 29
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162150
  • MSN: 30
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162151
  • MSN: 31
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Transferred to AMARC as 1C0007, August 10, 2000.
  • Still listed on AMARC inventory on July 1, 2008

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162152
  • MSN: 32
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Active with VRC-30 "Providers", October 2017.
  • Noted on USS John C Stennis, February 2019.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162153
  • MSN: 33
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162154
  • MSN: 34
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162155
  • MSN: 35
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162156
  • MSN: 36
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Struck off charge and airframe sent to Grumman for fatigue life testing.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162157
  • MSN: 37
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Active with VAW-120, 2017.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162158
  • MSN: 38
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162159
  • MSN: 39
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Active with VRC-40 at NAS Norfolk, VA, October 2018.
    • Coded 46.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162160
  • MSN: 40
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Active with VAW-120 at NAS Norfolk, VA, May 1, 2017.
    • Coded as 634

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162161
  • MSN: 41
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162162
  • MSN: 42
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Brought on charge: circa 1987.
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), NAS North Island, CA, by May 1988.
  • Transferred to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110), NAS Miramar, CA, by October 1991.
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), NAS North Island, CA, by June 1996.
    • Deployed as Detachment 2, USS Constellation, by 2002
  • Transferred to VRC-30, NAS North Island, CA, by 2011.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162163
  • MSN: 43
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162164
  • MSN: 44
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Active with Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) Det 2 on board the USS Dwight D Eisenhower, 2020.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162165
  • MSN: 45
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162166
  • MSN: 46
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162167
  • MSN: 47
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Brought on charge: circa 1988.
  • Assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110), NAS Miramar, CA, by November 1988.
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), NAS North Island, CA, August 31, 1989.
    • Deployed as Detachment 3, USS Constellation, by July 1999.
    • Deployed as Detachment 2, NAS North Island, CA, December 2001.
    • Deployed as Detachment 3, October 2003.
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), NAS Norfolk, VA, October 2004 to after February 2007.
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), NAS North Island, CA, April 2009.
    • Deployed to USS John C. Stennis, by March 2016.
    • Deployed to USS Carl Vinson, by March 2017

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162168
  • MSN: 48
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Active with VRC-30, 2005.
    • Coded RW-36 with CVW-14 aboard USS John C. Stennis.
  • Noted aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), February 2017.
    • Coded as 46.
  • Active with Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), NAS Norfolk, VA, October 2018.
    • Coded as 44.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162169
  • MSN: 49
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162170
  • MSN: 50
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162171
  • MSN: 51
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Active with Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), NAS Norfolk, VA, 2017-202
    • Deployed as Det 2 on board the USS Dwight D Eisenhower, 2020

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162172
  • MSN: 52
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162173
  • MSN: 53
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162174
  • MSN: 54
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Brought on charge: 1989
  • Assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120), NAS Norfolk, VA, by August 1989.
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), NAS Norfolk, VA, by April 1994.
  • Transferred to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120), NAS Norfolk, VA, by May 1996.
  • Transferred to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), NAS Norfolk, VA, by April 1999 to at least February 2014.
    • Deployed to USS Enterprise, by July 2001.
    • Deployed to USS John F. Kennedy, by November 2004.
    • Deployed to Detachment 2, USS Enterprise, by 2006.
    • Deployed to USS George H.W. Bush, by May 2011.
  • Transferred to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120), NAS Norfolk, VA, by 2017.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162175
  • MSN: 55
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned to VRC-30 "Providers".
    • Deployed to CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162176
  • MSN: 56
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.
  • Assigned to VRC-40 "Rawhides".
    • Deployed to CVN-71, USS Theodore Roosevelt

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162177
  • MSN: 57
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound/Bu. 162178
  • MSN: 58
  • Delivered to the United States Navy.

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