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    This is How Grumman’s S-2 Stoof Became The Ultimate Jack of All Navy Trades

    The Grumman S2F-1 (later S-2) Tracker entered United States Navy (USN) service with VS-26 Ready Squadron during February of 1954. Stoofs would go on to serve with the USN for 32 years, and are only now being replaced by some foreign operators today. The basic airframe would be adapted to create an airborne early warning version […] More

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    Watch: The Tech Behind How The US Navy Kept Soviet Subs Under Surveillance

    When Centron Films produced the training film “ASW:  Tracking The Threat” for the United States Navy (USN) in 1982 the threat of Soviet submarine attack, either against surface ships via torpedoes or against the country and the world via ballistic missiles, was not only ever-present but constantly changing and evolving. The film goes into details […] More

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    The Albatross: An Ancient Mariner And Jack Of All Trades

    The Grumman HU-16 Albatross served for 46 years. The Albatross was powered by two Wright R-1820-76 Cyclone radial piston engines in military service. The HU-16 was used by the United States Air Force (USAF), Navy (USN), and Coast Guard (USCG) for search and rescue (SAR), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and other specialized duties. When first introduced […] More

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    Hunting Submarines From The Air Hasn’t Changed A Whole Lot in 50 Years

    The US Navy promotional film “ASW To Catch a Shadow” was produced by Lockheed and the United States Navy during what the audience is led to believe was an operational readiness evaluation that took place during the early 1960s. The film, shot aboard the anti-submarine aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CVS-10) and with lots or aerial […] More

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