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Grumman S-2GT
« on: January 09, 2016, 09:09:09 pm »
In 1967, the Royal Australian Navy received the first of its 18 S-2E Tracker ASW aircraft.  In 1976, 13 of these aircraft were written off or damaged in a deliberately lit fire in their hangar at the Nowra Naval Air Base in Australia in an act of sabotage.  Those 13 aircraft were replaced with S-2G tracker aircraft purchased from the USN stocks in the United States.  In 1980, the decision was taken to replace HMAS Melbourne with a new, larger carrier.  In 1983, the decision was taken to update the S-2G to turbine engines, Pratt and Whitney PT-6 engines being chosen, to give the RAN an all turbine fleet, removing the necessity to carry two types of fuel onboard the carrier.

This is the kit I'm starting with:



This is the S-2G conversion kit, from Uncle Les over at Beyond the Sprues forum:



This is the Turbo Firetracker conversion kit to bring it up to a Turbo Tracker:

« Last Edit: January 09, 2016, 09:15:53 pm by rickshaw »
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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 05:35:10 am »
This will be interesting. The conversion parts look very nice
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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 06:03:37 am »
This will be interesting. The conversion parts look very nice

What Chris said.  :thumbsup:

The S-2 is one of those aircraft that I always need reminding of, it's a neat looking machine, and surprisingly long spanned too.  ;)
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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 06:14:57 am »
Cool!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2016, 09:58:50 am »
I'll be watching as I too have  an S-2 in the stash.

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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2016, 10:50:17 am »
Very cool. The Tracker is one of my favourite aeroplanes. Love that pudgy look and powerful sound, both the piston version and the Firecat !

Who does that conversion set ?

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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2016, 06:00:51 am »
The build is finished:












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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2016, 07:03:59 am »
Great build  :thumbsup:

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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2016, 07:17:35 am »
Now that's really nice  :bow:
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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2016, 08:37:14 am »
That looks very good Brian, most impressive.  :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2016, 11:19:31 am »
Looks right at home in those colours and markings. Great job. love the look of the conversion.

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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2016, 03:24:57 pm »
That is so-o what should have happened, brother! :bow:


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Re: Grumman S-2GT
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2016, 12:19:35 am »
Oooh I like that.  Very nice.
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