Grumman C-1 Trader

The Grumman C-1 Trader is the freight version of the Grumman S-2 Tracker. The C-1 Trader took on the task of Carrier Onboard Delivery, named COD.

History of development

The C-1 was from the submarine defense variant of the Grumman S-2 Tracker forth, a twin-engined high-wing monoplane machine, which was developed by Grumman exactly for this purpose. The design name was G -89.

In 1952, it referred to the U.S. Navy as XS2F -1. My first flight in the Navy took place on 4 December 1952. In the course of the 1950s developed out of this machine, the C-1 Trader itself and the air surveillance variant E -1 Tracer. The C-1 Trader, the first name was TF-1 was designed to carry 1,750 kg of cargo or nine passengers. My first flight took place in 1955. During the 1960s and 1970s, these aircraft flew mainly post and much needed spare parts for aircraft carrier bodies at sea off the coast of Vietnam and were used as a training machine for all-weather aircraft carrier landings.

A total of 83 machines of the C-1 Trader, and four EC- 1A for electronic warfare were built. The last machine was put out of service in 1988.

The Grumman C-1 Trader was replaced by the Grumman C-2 Greyhound.

The Brazilian Navy has bought eight embedded C -1A Trader 2010. Six are from Embraer as a transporter and two converted to tankers. In addition, they are equipped with new avionics, new engines and five-blade propellers.