Thursday, July 4, 2019

United States Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) Aircraft 162154 "Password 30" at Rockhampton Airport

Photographed arriving into Rockhampton Airport as the sun was setting on a great of military plane spotting on Thursday 4 July was one of two United States Navy (USN) Grumman C-2A Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) aircraft which have deployed to the region to participate in joint Military Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19).

The Greyhound was identified as 162154 / 30 and it is flown by the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30 Detachment 5) the "Providers".  It has been completing regular flights between land (usually RAAF Base Amberley) and the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) which is due to dock in Brisbane in the coming days.

Indeed after a short while on the ground, 162154 / 30 "Password 30" departed Rockhampton Airport for Amberley.

162154 / 30 "Password 30" has deployed with fellow USN C-2A Greyhound 162170 / 31 "Password 31" and both were spotted recently arriving into Townsville.

Of interest, 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).

Photos taken by Daniel Bishop, Kayanne Hardsman, Trevor Hardsman, 'IAD', Ash Burggraaff and 'Shinpow16'  ©

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