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Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 163536, VAW-125 "Tiger Tails" NAS Norfolk, Sept 2009
General Background
The Northrop E-2 Hawkeye is an all-weather airborne early warning aircraft (AEW). The E-2 was a twin-turboprop developed in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s for the USN. The E-2 is a carrier- capable aircraft and has received major upgrades in their electronics for the E-2B and E-2C with the E-2C also receiving improved turbo-prop engines. The E-2 has been in production since the 1960’s making it the longest production run of any carrier based aircraft. The E-2C variant became operational in 1973.
The Aircraft
VAW-126 Seahawks were established in 1969 with a home base at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia equipped with the E-2A Hawkeye. Over time their equipment has been upgraded to the E- 2B, E-2C, E-2C Hawkeye 2000 (HE2K) and the E-2C+ Group II and E-2C 164496 MSN A-159 received an 8-blade propeller. Previous to flying with VAW-126 E-2C 164496 flew with VAW-120, Vaw-124 and VAW-121. The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman made its maiden voyage with VAW-126 assigned to it and they have been together ever since.
Specifications :
Number of E-2C delivered: USN/180, USN Reserve for drug interdiction/6, others countries/30
Crew: 5 / 1 Pilot, 1 Co-Pilot, 1 Radar Officer (RO), 1 Combat Information Center Officer (CICO), 1 Aircraft Control Officer (ACO)
Length: 57 ft 8.75 in (17.60 m)
Wingspan: 80 ft 7 in (24.56 m)
Height: 18 ft 3.75 in (5.58 m)
Wing Area: 201.1 ft². (18.68 m²)
Engines: 2 x Allison / Rolls Royce T56-A-427 5,100 shp (3,800 kW) each
Maximum Speed: 350 knots (648 km/h)
Cruise: 256 knots (474 km/h
Ferry Range: 1,462 nmi (2,708 km)
Service Ceiling: 34,700 ft (10,576 m)
Endurance: 6 hrs
Empty: 40,200 lb (18,090 kg)
Loaded: 43,068 lb (19,536 kg)
Maximum Take-Off: 57,500 lb (26,083 kg)
Avionics: AN/APS-145 Radar
OL-483/AP IFF interrogator system
APX-100 IFF Transponder
OL-698/ASQ Tactical Computer Group
AN/ARC-182 UHF/VHF radio
AN/ARC-158 UHF radio
AN/ARQ-34 HF radio
AN/USC-42 Mini-DAMA SATCOM system