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Grumman C-1A Trader

By Htam
Grumman C-1A Trader

@ Santa Rosa, CA

December 2019

This Grumman C-1 makes for a unique warbird, seen here at rest at the Pacific Coast Air Museum. A six-year restoration put this aircraft back on the airshow circuit in 2007, eventually resulting in the donation of this aircraft to the Museum collection.  As with most carrier based aircraft, the Trader has folding wings which reduce the wingspan from 70 feet to 27 feet. The Grumman C-1 Trader is a carrier onboard delivery (COD) variant of the Grumman S-2 Tracker, bringing mail and supplies to aircraft carriers on station in the Pacific Ocean.  First flown in 1958, it served until retirement in 1988 when it was replaced by the Grumman C-2 Greyhound.  Only 87 of the type were built.  Fuji X-E2s w/18-135mm.

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