Grumman AF Guardian

ICAO aircraft code AF2
Manufacturer Grumman
Country United States

The Grumman AF Guardian was the first purpose-built anti-submarine warfare (ASW) carrier-based aircraft to enter service with the United States Navy.

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Grumman AF Guardian Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
AF2
Manufacturer
Grumman
Manufactured
1950 - 1953
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-48W
Piston
Power:
2,400 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
276 Kts
511 Km/h
Travel range:
1,300 Nm
2,408 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
32,500 feet
Rate of Climb:
1850 feet / minute
9.40meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
11,567 Kg
25,501 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
10,270 Kg
22,641 lbs
Max Payload:
2,000 Kg
4,409 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
720 gallon
2,725 liter

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About the Grumman AF Guardian

The Grumman AF Guardian was the first purpose-built anti-submarine warfare (ASW) carrier-based aircraft to enter service with the United States Navy. It consisted of two airframe variants, one for detection gear, the other for weapons. The Guardian remained in service until August 1955, when it was replaced by the twin-engined Grumman S-2 Tracker. The Guardian was the largest single-engine piston-powered carrier aircraft ever to see service.

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