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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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    True #Avgeek Challenge: How Many Navy Planes Do You See In This Film?

    Test Your Aircraft Recognition Skills With This 1970 Navy Film “Flight:  The Romance of Naval Aviation” is a film produced by the United States Navy (USN) and distributed in 1970. With no narration but a fusion jazz music accompaniment, the film’s footage was shot aboard the Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), the Forrestal-class […] 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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