Grumman C-2 Greyhound

The Grumman C-2 Greyhound is a twin engine, high wing cargo aircraft, designed to carry supplies, mail, and passengers to and from aircraft carriers of the United States Navy.

Variants

YC-2A Prototype

Two converted from E-2A Hawkeyes with redesigned fuselage

C-2A

Production variant.

C-2A(R)

“Re-procured” C-2A with improved systems based on the E-2C variant.

Specifications

Crew

2 flight crew and 2 loadmasters

Capacity

26 passengers / 12 stretcher patients / 10,000 lb (4,536 kg) payload

Length

56 ft 10 in (17.32 m)

Wingspan

80 ft 7 in (24.56 m)

Height

15 ft 10.5 in (4.839 m)

Wing area

700 sq ft (65 m2)

Airfoil

Root

NACA 63A216;

Tip

NACA 63A414

Empty weight

33,746 lb (15,307 kg)

Gross weight

49,394 lb (22,405 kg)

Max take-off weight

60,000 lb (27,216 kg)

Powerplant

2 × Allison T56-A-425 turboprop engines, 4,600 shp (3,400 kW) each

Propellers

8-bladed UTC Aerospace Systems NP2000

Performance

Maximum speed

343 kn (395 mph, 635 km/h) at 12,000 ft (3,658 m)

Cruise speed

251 kn (289 mph, 465 km/h) at 28,700 ft (8,748 m)

Stall speed

82 kn (94 mph, 152 km/h)

Range

1,300 nmi (1,500 mi, 2,400 km) with 10,000 lb (4,500 kg) load,

Or

1,500 nmi (2,800 km; 1,700 mi) with light load

Ferry range

2,000 nmi (2,300 mi, 3,700 km) with internal fuel package

Service ceiling

33,500 ft (10,200 m)

Rate of climb

3,700 ft/min (19 m/s) (at sea level)

Wing loading

77.6 lb/sq ft (379 kg/m2).

 

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