C-2A Greyhound: Aircraft profile

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A high wing, twin-engine monoplane cargo aircraft, designed to land on aircraft carriers.

C-2A Greyhound: A left side view of a Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft en route to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during Operation Desert Shield.C-2A Greyhound: A left side view of a Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft en route to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during Operation Desert Shield.

Features

The C-2A Greyhound provides critical logistics support to Carrier Strike Groups. Its primary mission is the transport of high-priority cargo, mail and passengers between carriers and shore bases. Powered by twin Allison T56-A-425 turboprop engines and Hamilton-Standard constant speed propellers, the C-2A can deliver a combined payload of 10,000 pounds over a distance in excess of 1,000 nm. The interior arrangement of the cabin can readily accommodate cargo, passengers and litter patients. Priority cargo such as jet engines can be transported from shore to ship in a matter of hours. A cargo cage system or transport stand provides restraint for loads during launches and landings.

The large aft cargo ramp/door and a powered winch allow straight-in rear cargo loading and unloading for fast turnaround. The C-2A's in-flight ramp open capability allows airdrop of supplies and personnel. Its on-board Auxiliary Power Unit provides engine-starting capability and ground power self-sufficiency in remote areas provides an operational versatility found in no other cargo aircraft.

C-2A Greyhound: At sea aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) May 7, 2002 -- A C-2 “Greyhound” Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) plane, assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Four Zero (VRC-40), makes final adjustments while making a carrier arrested landing. COD aircraft provide transfer of critical parts and equipment, mail, and personnel to aircraft carriers and their respective battle groups. Truman is conducting carrier qualifications off the East coast of the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Dwain Willis.C-2A Greyhound: At sea aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) May 7, 2002 -- A C-2 “Greyhound” Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) plane, assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Four Zero (VRC-40), makes final adjustments while making a carrier arrested landing. COD aircraft provide transfer of critical parts and equipment, mail, and personnel to aircraft carriers and their respective battle groups. Truman is conducting carrier qualifications off the East coast of the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Dwain Willis.

Background

The C-2A Greyhound is a derivative of the E-2 Hawkeye and replaced the piston-engine powered C-1 Trader in the Carrier On-board Delivery role. The C-2A shares wings, and empennage with the E-2 Hawkeye, but has a widened fuselage with a rear loading ramp. The first of two prototypes flew in 1964 and production began the following year. The original C-2A aircraft were overhauled to extend their operational life in 1973. In 1984, a contract was awarded for 39 new C-2A aircraft to replace the earlier airframes. Dubbed the Reprocured C-2A due to the similarity to the original aircraft, the new C-2A includes substantial airframe and avionic systems improvements. All the older C-2As were phased out in 1987, and the last of the new models was delivered in 1990.

During the period November 1985 to February 1987, VR-24, operating with seven Reprocured C-2As, demonstrated exceptional 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 Theatre commands. The C-2A also provided support to the Carrier Strike Groups during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and is presently supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

The aircraft is currently undergoing a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) to increase its operating service life from 15, 020 landings and 10, 000 flight hours to 36, 000 landings and 15, 000 flight hours. The changes being incorporated are; Structural Enhancements, aircraft Rewire, Avionics Systems improvements and a new propeller system. Additionally, as mandated by Congress and the Chief of Naval Operations, two passenger carrying safety requirements are being integrated into the C-2A. They are Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System and Terrain Awareness Warning System. The SLEP is necessary to make the C-2A a viable and economically maintainable platform until it is replaced.

General Characteristics

Primary Function: Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) aircraft

Contractor: Grumman Corporation
Unit Cost: $38.96 million
Propulsion: Two Allison T56-A-425 turboprop engines; 4,600 shaft horsepower each
Length: 56 feet 10 inches (17.3 meters)
Height: 17 feet 2 inches (5.28 meters)
Wingspan: 80 feet 7 inches (24.56 meters)
Weight: Max. Gross, take-off: 57,500 lbs (26,082 kg)
Airspeed: Cruise - Approximately 260 knots true airspeed speed; Max - Approximately 343 knots
Ceiling: 30,000 feet (9,144 meters)
Range: 1,300 nautical miles (1,497 statute miles)
Crew: Four

Source: US Navy

C-2A Greyhound: A line of four US Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, parked on the ramp at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA).C-2A Greyhound: A line of four US Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, parked on the ramp at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA).

Detailed background:

Source: wikipedia.org

The C-2 Greyhound is a twin-engine cargo aircraft, designed to provide critical logistics support to aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. Its primary mission is Carrier onboard delivery (COD).

Development

The C-2 Greyhound is a derivative of the E-2 Hawkeye and replaced the piston-engined C-1 Trader in the Carrier Onboard Delivery role. The C-2 shares wings and power plants with the E-2 Hawkeye, but has a widened fuselage with a rear loading ramp. The first of two prototypes flew in 1964 and production began the following year. The original C-2A aircraft were overhauled to extend their operational life in 1973.

In 1984, a contract was awarded for 39 new C-2A aircraft to replace older airframes. Dubbed the Reprocured C-2A (C-2A(R)) due to the similarity to the original, the new aircraft includes substantial improvements in airframe and avionic systems. All the older C-2As were phased out in 1987, and the last of the new models was delivered in 1990.

Design

Powered by two Allison T56 turboprop engines, the C-2A can deliver a payload of up to 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg). The cabin can readily accommodate cargo, passengers or both. It is also equipped to accept litter patients in medical evacuation missions. Priority cargo such as jet engines can be transported from shore to ship in a matter of hours. A cage system or transport stand provides cargo restraint for loads during carrier launch or landing.

The large aft cargo ramp and door and a powered winch allow straight-in rear cargo loading and unloading for fast turnaround. The C-2A's open-ramp flight capability allows airdrop of supplies and personnel from a carrier-launched aircraft. This, plus its folding wings and an on-board auxiliary power unit for engine starting and ground power self-sufficiency in remote areas, provide an operational versatility found in no other cargo aircraft.

Operational history

Between November 1985 and February 1987 VR-24, operating with seven Reprocured C-2As, demonstrated the aircraft's exceptional operational readiness. The squadron delivered two million pounds (900 t) of cargo, two million pounds (900 t) of mail and 14,000 passengers in support of the European and Mediterranean theatres. The C-2A(R) also provided support to the carrier battle groups during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, as well as currently during Operation Enduring Freedom.

C-2A Greyhound: An air-to-air right side view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50).C-2A Greyhound: An air-to-air right side view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50).

The entire fleet of 36 C-2A(R)s are currently undergoing a Critical Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) to extend their operational lifespan. The lifespan of the C-2A(R) was 10,000 hours total time, or 15,000 carrier landings; current plans require the C-2A to perform its mission supporting battle group operational readiness through 2015. The landing limit is quickly approaching for most of the airframes, and the SLEP will increase the Greyhound's projected life to 15,000 hours total time or 36,000 landings. Once the program is complete, it will allow the current 36 aircraft to operate until 2027. The SLEP includes a structural enhancement of the center wing, significant navigational upgrades including the addition of GPS and the dual CAINS II Navigation System, the addition of crash survivable flight incident recorders, and a Ground Proximity Warning System. The first upgraded C-2A(R) left NAVAIR Depot North Island on September 12, 2005, after sitting on the ground for three and a half years while the SLEP was developed and installed. A second airframe is currently nearing completion and it is anticipated that the remaining 34 aircraft will all undergo the SLEP upgrade within the next five years as operations and schedule permit.

Though once considered being replaced by Common Support Aircraft, the original plan failed to materialize. Currently, there are no plans to replace the C-2A(R) fleet, and no replacement aircraft are currently in development.

C-2A Greyhound: The Arabian Gulf (Jul. 1, 2003) -- A C-2 Greyhound assigned to the “Providers” of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron Thirty (VRC-30) prepares to launch from one of four steam powered catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are currently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Yesenia Rosas.C-2A Greyhound: The Arabian Gulf (Jul. 1, 2003) -- A C-2 Greyhound assigned to the “Providers” of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron Thirty (VRC-30) prepares to launch from one of four steam powered catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are currently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Yesenia Rosas.

Variants

C-2A

C-2A(R)

"Reprocured" C-2A

Operators

* United States

o United States Navy

+ VRC-30

+ VRC-40

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound, from Fleet Logistic Control Squadron (VRC) 30, part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, launches and clears the Kitty Hawk as it departs on a mission in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound, from Fleet Logistic Control Squadron (VRC) 30, part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, launches and clears the Kitty Hawk as it departs on a mission in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Specifications (Reprocured C-2A)

Data from NAVAIR Performance Summary

General characteristics

* Crew: 2 pilots, 2 aircrew
* Capacity: 26 passengers, 12 litter patients
* Payload: 10,000 lb (4,536 kg)
* Length: 56 ft 10 in (17.30 m)
* Wingspan: 80 ft 7 in (24.60 m)
* Height: 15 ft 10½ in (4.85 m)
* Wing area: 700 ft² (65 m²)
* Empty weight: 33,746 lb (15,310 kg)
* Loaded weight: 49,394 lb (22,405 kg)
* Useful load: 20,608 lb (9,350 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 60,000 lb (24,655 kg)
* Powerplant: 2× Allison T56-A-425 turboprops, 4,800 shp (3,400 kW) each

Performance

* Maximum speed: 343 knots (345 mph, 553 km/h) at 12,000 ft (3,660 m)
* Cruise speed: 251 knots (289 mph, 465 km/h) at 28,700 ft (8,750 m)
* Stall speed: 82 knots (94 mph, 152 km/h) at idle power
* Range: 1,300 nm (1,496 mi, 2,400 km)
* Service ceiling 33,500 ft (10,210 m)
* Rate of climb: 2,610 ft/min (13.3 m/s)
* Wing loading: 77.6 lb/ft² (378.9 kg/m²)

More photos:

C-2A Greyhound: An air-to-air right side view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50).C-2A Greyhound: An air-to-air right side view of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50).

C-2A Greyhound: An underside view of a C-2 Greyhound aircraft with its tail hook down coming in for a landing.C-2A Greyhound: An underside view of a C-2 Greyhound aircraft with its tail hook down coming in for a landing.

C-2A Greyhound: Storekeeper 2nd Class Sue Wolf and Chief Aviaiton Storekeeper Patricia Raby unload a C-2A Greyhound aircraft, upon its return from participating in Operation Ocean Venture '81.C-2A Greyhound: Storekeeper 2nd Class Sue Wolf and Chief Aviaiton Storekeeper Patricia Raby unload a C-2A Greyhound aircraft, upon its return from participating in Operation Ocean Venture '81.

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2 Greyhound aircraft lands beside a row of F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT EISENHOWER (CVN-69).C-2A Greyhound: A C-2 Greyhound aircraft lands beside a row of F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT EISENHOWER (CVN-69).

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2 Greyhound aircraft comes in for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41).C-2A Greyhound: A C-2 Greyhound aircraft comes in for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41).

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft taxis prior to takeoff on a flight to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. Kennedy (CV 67) off the coast of Lebanon.C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft taxis prior to takeoff on a flight to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. Kennedy (CV 67) off the coast of Lebanon.

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2 Greyhound aircraft carrying the body of Lt. Mark Adam Lange takes off from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). Lt. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon.C-2A Greyhound: A C-2 Greyhound aircraft carrying the body of Lt. Mark Adam Lange takes off from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). Lt. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon.

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft lands aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft lands aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft passes over the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) after an unsuccessful landing approach.C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft passes over the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) after an unsuccessful landing approach.

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft engages an arresting while landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60).C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft engages an arresting while landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60).

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft takes off from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70).C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft takes off from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70).

C-2A Greyhound: With its arresting hook down to catch the cable, a US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, is about to touchdown on the deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), for a Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) mission.C-2A Greyhound: With its arresting hook down to catch the cable, a US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, is about to touchdown on the deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), for a Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) mission.

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2 Greyhound aircraft arrives on base during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska.C-2A Greyhound: A C-2 Greyhound aircraft arrives on base during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska.

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2 Greyhound aircraft executes a "touch and go" landing aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2 Greyhound aircraft executes a "touch and go" landing aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2 Greyhound aircraft prepares to land aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2 Greyhound aircraft prepares to land aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2 Greyhound aircraft executes a "touch and go" landing aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2 Greyhound aircraft executes a "touch and go" landing aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft lands on the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during flight operations in the Vestfjorden of Norway.C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft lands on the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during flight operations in the Vestfjorden of Norway.

C-2A Greyhound: A sailor carries a box from the back of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71).C-2A Greyhound: A sailor carries a box from the back of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71).

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2 Greyhound aircraft moves into launch position on the No. 2 catapult on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69).C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2 Greyhound aircraft moves into launch position on the No. 2 catapult on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69).

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft touches down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft touches down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft prepares to touch down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft prepares to touch down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support (Carrier On-board Delivery) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2A Greyhound aircraft taxis on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72).C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support (Carrier On-board Delivery) Squadron 40 (VRC-40) C-2A Greyhound aircraft taxis on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72).

C-2A Greyhound: A US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) Providers, with wings still folded, runs up the engines in preparation for a launch from the deck of the Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) for the last time as the carrier is going in for three year Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) phase. That's why the Greyhound has no carrier markings.C-2A Greyhound: A US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) Providers, with wings still folded, runs up the engines in preparation for a launch from the deck of the Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) for the last time as the carrier is going in for three year Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) phase. That's why the Greyhound has no carrier markings.

C-2A Greyhound: A US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) Providers, begins its catapult from the deck of the Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) for the last time as the carrier is going in for three year Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) phase. That's why the Greyhound has no carrier markings.C-2A Greyhound: A US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) Providers, begins its catapult from the deck of the Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) for the last time as the carrier is going in for three year Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) phase. That's why the Greyhound has no carrier markings.

C-2A Greyhound: A US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) Providers, catapulted from the deck of the Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) for the last time as the carrier is going in for three year Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) phase. That's why the Greyhound has no carrier markings.C-2A Greyhound: A US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) Providers, catapulted from the deck of the Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) for the last time as the carrier is going in for three year Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) phase. That's why the Greyhound has no carrier markings.

C-2A Greyhound: A line of four US Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, parked on the ramp, with their crews at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA).C-2A Greyhound: A line of four US Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, parked on the ramp, with their crews at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA).

C-2A Greyhound: A formation of four US Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, in flight above the cloud cover.C-2A Greyhound: A formation of four US Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, in flight above the cloud cover.

C-2A Greyhound: A formation of seven US Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, in flight above San Diego, California (CA).C-2A Greyhound: A formation of seven US Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, in flight above San Diego, California (CA).

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound aircraft is launched from the No. 1 catapult on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). The LINCOLN is underway off the coast of Argentina.C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound aircraft is launched from the No. 1 catapult on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). The LINCOLN is underway off the coast of Argentina.

C-2A Greyhound: A line of four US Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, parked on the ramp at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA).C-2A Greyhound: A line of four US Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, parked on the ramp at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA).

C-2A Greyhound: An Attack Squadron 95 (VA-95) A-6E Intruder aircraft, left, and a Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound aircraft, center, are readied for launch on the bow catapults aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). A Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) EA-6B Prowler aircraft, right, waits to taxi into launch position. The LINCOLN is underway off the coast of Argentina.C-2A Greyhound: An Attack Squadron 95 (VA-95) A-6E Intruder aircraft, left, and a Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound aircraft, center, are readied for launch on the bow catapults aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). A Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) EA-6B Prowler aircraft, right, waits to taxi into launch position. The LINCOLN is underway off the coast of Argentina.

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound aircraft, foreground, and an Attack Squadron 95 (VA-95) A-6E Intruder aircraft are maneuvered into launch position on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). The LINCOLN is underway off the coast of Argentina.C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound aircraft, foreground, and an Attack Squadron 95 (VA-95) A-6E Intruder aircraft are maneuvered into launch position on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). The LINCOLN is underway off the coast of Argentina.

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) C-2A Greyhound aircraft is launched from the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) during WesPac '90.C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) C-2A Greyhound aircraft is launched from the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) during WesPac '90.

C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft is launched from the No. 1 catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62).C-2A Greyhound: A C-2A Greyhound aircraft is launched from the No. 1 catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62).

C-2A Greyhound: Copy negative of a pair of US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA), in flight by the Hotel Del Coronado at Coronado, CA.C-2A Greyhound: Copy negative of a pair of US Navy (USN) C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Providers, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA), in flight by the Hotel Del Coronado at Coronado, CA.

C-2A Greyhound side: A left side view of a Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft en route to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during Operation Desert Shield.C-2A Greyhound side: A left side view of a Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft en route to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during Operation Desert Shield.

C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound aircraft folds its wings after landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61).C-2A Greyhound: A Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) C-2A Greyhound aircraft folds its wings after landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61).

C-2A Greyhound: Flight deck personnel on board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) secure a C-2A Greyhound aircraft of the Fleet Logistic Support Squadron Forty (VRAC-40) to the number one catapult in preparation for launch during carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes. The aircraft is returning to Naval Air Station Oceana after making a carrier on board delivery (COD) of passengers, mail and cargo.C-2A Greyhound: Flight deck personnel on board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) secure a C-2A Greyhound aircraft of the Fleet Logistic Support Squadron Forty (VRAC-40) to the number one catapult in preparation for launch during carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes. The aircraft is returning to Naval Air Station Oceana after making a carrier on board delivery (COD) of passengers, mail and cargo.

C-2A Greyhound: An in flight three-quarter port head-on of a C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), The PROVIDERS, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), as it flies over the Coronado Bridge with the Naval Station, San Diego, in the background.C-2A Greyhound: An in flight three-quarter port head-on of a C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), The PROVIDERS, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), as it flies over the Coronado Bridge with the Naval Station, San Diego, in the background.

C-2A Greyhound: An aerial of a C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), The PROVIDERS, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), in flight over the Pacific Ocean.C-2A Greyhound: An aerial of a C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), The PROVIDERS, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), in flight over the Pacific Ocean.

C-2A Greyhound: A three-quarter port head-on aerial of a C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), The PROVIDERS, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), as it flies past the San Diego Convention Center and Marina.C-2A Greyhound: A three-quarter port head-on aerial of a C-2A Greyhound, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), The PROVIDERS, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), as it flies past the San Diego Convention Center and Marina.

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