Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Military Exercise Talisman Saber 2013: United States Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) Aircraft at Rockhampton Airport

Arriving into Rockhampton Airport late on Tuesday 9 July were a pair of United States Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhounds.

The Grumman C-2A Greyhound is a twin-engine, high-wing cargo aircraft, designed to carry supplies and mail to and from aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. Its primary mission is carrier onboard delivery (COD).

The two Greyhounds to be photographed at Rockhampton Airport are believed to be 162152 / NF-32 and 162175 / NF-33 which are flown by the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30 Detachment 5).

Of note, there two Greyhounds are the first to be spotted at Rockhampton Airport with the new eight-bladed NP2000 propeller.

Photos taken by Ash Burggraaff and Don Williams  ©

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