Aircraft Photo of N12-152812 | Grumman S-2G Tracker (G-121) | Australia - Navy |
Registration / Serial:N12-152812
Other Marks:851
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman 89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Grumman S-2G Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
C/n (msn):281C
City / Airport:Wollongong - Illawarra RegionalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YWOL   IATA: WOL   Local: YWOL   Other: -
Photo Date:26 February 2011
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID: 42053
Photographer's Remark

Built as an S-2E, Bu 152812, in 1966 for the USN. Converted to S-2G, then to VS37 NAS North Island & USS Kittyhawk. Retired 15 June 76 & stored Davis Monthan. Purchased by RAN to replace Trackers destroyed in Nowra hangar fire & delivered to Australia aboard HMAS Melbourne in April 77. Retired again 12 August 84, sold, stored then purchased by Qantas as a training aid. Sold to HARS 2006 & under restoration to fly.

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