- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Highly detailed.
- Measures 9” L x 13.5” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above
The Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is an American all-weather, carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft. This twin-turboprop aircraft was designed and developed during the late 1950s and early 1960s by the Grumman Aircraft Company for the United States Navy as a replacement for the earlier, piston-engined E-1 Tracer, which was rapidly becoming obsolete. The aircraft's performance has been upgraded with the E-2B, and E-2C versions, where most of the changes were made to the radar and radio communications due to advances in electronic integrated circuits and other electronics. The fourth major version of the Hawkeye is the E-2D, which first flew in 2007. The E-2 was the first aircraft designed specifically for its role, as opposed to a modification of an existing airframe, such as the Boeing E-3 Sentry. Variants of the Hawkeye have been in continuous production since 1960, giving it the longest production run of any carrier-based aircraft.
The E-2 also received the nickname "Super Fudd" because it replaced the WF (later E-1) "Willy Fudd". In recent decades, the E-2 has been commonly referred to as the "Hummer" because of the distinctive sounds of its turboprop engines, quite unlike that of turbojet and turbofan jet engines. In addition to U.S. Navy service, smaller numbers of E-2s have been sold to the armed forces of Egypt, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, and Taiwan.
This AF1 model represents an E-2C flown by Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 (VAW-113) “Black Eagles” deployed aboard USS Abraham Lincoln in 1998. The “Black Eagles” were established on 20 April 1967 and they continue to be an active duty squadron based at Naval Air Station Point Magu.
This AF1 E-2C model features 2 sets of propellers, one with four blades and the other set has 8 blades (NP2000). This Hawkeye model has an optional landing gear, the model can be displayed with the landing gear extended or retracted. A display stand is included.
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.
Crew: Five: Pilot, Copilot, Radar Officer (RO), Combat Information Center Officer (CICO), 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)
Wing area: 700 ft2 (65 m2)
Aspect ratio: 9.15
Empty weight: 40,200 lb (18,090 kg)
Loaded weight: 43,068 lb (19,536 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 57,500 lb (26,083 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Allison / Rolls-Royce T56-A-427 (E-2C), T56-A-427A (E-2D) turboprop, 5,100 shp (3,800 kW) each
Maximum speed: 350 knots (648 km/h or 402 MPH)
Cruise speed: 256 knots (474 km/h or 294 MPH)
Ferry range: 1,462 nmi (2,708 km or 1,682 mi)
Endurance: 6 hr
Service ceiling: 34,700 ft (10,576 m)
Wing loading: 72.7 lb/ft2 (355 kg/m2)
Power/mass: 0.19 hp/lb (0.32 kW/kg)
AN/APS-145 Radar, 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