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Grumman C-1 Trader walkaround

16 November 2015

40° 12′ 09″ N / 75° 08′ 24″ W

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) first began in the Korean War with the U.S. Navy. Initially using TBM Avengers to transfer mail, personnel and imperative items the Navy exploited the success if COD by modifying their then new ASW (anti-submarine warfare) aircraft, the Grumman S-2 (formerly S2F) Tracker. The new aircraft became the Grumman C-1 (formerly WF-1) Trader — having a 1300 mile range and maximum speed of just under 300 mph. Its two Wright-1820 9-cylinder (1525 hp) radial engines had the Trader carrying as many as 9 passengers. A total of 83 rolled off the Grumman assembly line which may not seem to be many though the Trader served 33 years and was the last radial engine powered aircraft to retire from U.S. military service. This C-1 Trader is on exhibit at the Harold F. Pitcairn Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum —a good museum indeed (see the review post as well as other aircraft posts from there).

 

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum with emphasis on the port Wright R-1820 9-cylinder radial engine — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Port-side  profile Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum (note how the starboard wing folds ahead of the port wing) — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum starboard wing joint — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum starboard wing joint and engine nacelle assembly — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum port main cabin access hatch (observe the high wing mounting) — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Grumman C-1 Trader at the Wings of Freedom Museum aft view of port engine nacelle — Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

 

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