|Radar dish can be revolved
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
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Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
161343, VAW-122 "Steel Jaws", USS Forrestal 1991
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|The Northrop E-2 Hawkeye is an all-weather airborne early warning aircraft (AEW). The E-2 was
a twin-turboprop developed in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s for the USN. The E-2 is a carrier-
capable aircraft and has received major upgrades in their electronics for the E-2B and E-2C with
the E-2C also receiving improved turbo-prop engines. The E-2 has been in production since the
1960’s making it the longest production run of any carrier based aircraft. The E-2C variant
became operational in 1973.
VAW-122 was established April 1, 1967 and named the Hummer Gators. The Squadron spent the
next nine months aboard the USS America (CV-66) and became the first East Coast E-2
Squadron and later were assigned the call-sign Steeljaws. The squadron traveled the world north
to south and east to west providing support for Middle East operations and drug interdiction
elsewhere. On July 8, 1991 on board the USS Forrestal E-2C 161343 AE-601 was lost to an
onboard fire immediately after a catapult shot. All five crew members safely bailed out.
Specifications for the Northrop E-2C Hawkeye
Number of E-2C delivered – USN/180, USN Reserve for drug interdiction/6, others countries/30
Crew – 5 / 1 Pilot, 1 Co-Pilot, 1 Radar Officer (RO), 1 Combat Information Center Officer (CICO),
1 Aircraft Control Officer (ACO)
Length – 57 ft 8.75 in (17.60 m)
Wingspan – 80 ft 7 in (24.56 m)
Height – 18 ft 3.75 in (5.58 m)
Empty – 40,200 lb (18,090 kg)
Loaded – 43,068 lb (19,536 kg)
Maximum Take-off – 57,500 lb (26,083 kg)
Engines – 2 x Allison / Rolls Royce T56-A-427 5,100 shp (3,800 kW) each
Maximum – 350 knots (648 km/h)
Cruise – 256 knots (474 km/h
Ferry Range – 1,462 nmi (2,708 km)
Service Ceiling – 34,700 ft (10,576 m)
Endurance – 6 hrs
OL-483/AP IFF interrogator system
APX-100 IFF Transponder
OL-698/ASQ Tactical Computer Group
AN/ARC-182 UHF/VHF radio
AN/ARC-158 UHF radio
AN/ARQ-34 HF radio
AN/USC-42 Mini-DAMA SATCOM system
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