Aviation Photo #1238357 Grumman S-2E Tracker (G-121/S2F-3S) - Australia - Navy

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A near-new RAN S-2E Tracker taxies out from the RAAF Fairbairn Apron at sunset in 1968. (This aircraft, acquired in 1967, predates S-2G N12-152800, also Code 846.) This S-2E was destroyed in the Nowra Hangar fire on 04Dec1976 - only one S-2E avoided immolation. (I photographed the burnt Hangar in 1977.) The old S-2E Codes were applied to the replacement S-2G aircraft. Trackers made a distinctive 'cracking' noise when the engines were at take-off power - caused by the propeller tips going Super-Sonic!
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    Wolodymir Nelowkin
    Australia - Navy
    Grumman S-2E Tracker (G-121/S2F-3S)
    Grumman S-2 Tracker (G-89/G-121/S2F)
    Grumman S-2 Tracker (G-89/G-121/S2F)
    Grumman
    345C
    N12-153601
    846
    Canberra (Fairbairn)
    Australian Capital Territory
    Australia
    September 1968
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