Grumman E-1 Tracer

Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Aircraft

Grumman E-1B Tracer United States Navy 147212 AU-773 11 Intrepid Sea, Air & Spac © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Grumman E-1 Tracer is a twin-engined carrier-based Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation operated by the US Navy from 1958 until 1977. The E-1 was desginated WF-2 Tracer until 1962.
The E-1 Tracer is an AEW variant of the Grumman C-1 Trader COD-aircraft. The radome is fixed unlike at the later E-2 Hawkeye with its rotating radome.
Crew4
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelWright R-1820-82WA Cyclone
Engine Power (each)1137 kW1525 hp
Speed461 km/h249 kts
  287 mph
Service Ceiling4.800 m15.748 ft
Rate of climb341 m/min1120 ft/min
Range2.093 km1.130 NM
1.300 mi.
Empty Weight9.537 kg21.025 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight12.233 kg26.969 lbs
Wing Span22,12 m72 ft 7 in
Wing Area46,1 m496 ft
Length13,82 m45 ft 4 in
Height5,13 m16 ft 10 in
First Flight17.12.1956
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1958-1961
Total Production88
Developed fromGrumman C-1 (TF-1) Trader
Data for (Version)Grumman E-1 Tracer
VariantsWF-2

[Photo-ID: 7884] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Grumman E-1B Tracer, United States Navy, 147212, c/n 11, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
E-1B Tracer
United States Navy
Reg.: 147212
c/n: 11
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 7885] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Grumman E-1B Tracer, United States Navy, 147212, c/n 11, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
E-1B Tracer
United States Navy
Reg.: 147212
c/n: 11
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 7886] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Grumman E-1B Tracer, United States Navy, 147212, c/n 11, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
E-1B Tracer
United States Navy
Reg.: 147212
c/n: 11
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 11038] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman E-1B Tracer, United States Navy, 147227, c/n 26, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
E-1B Tracer
United States Navy
Reg.: 147227
c/n: 26
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11039] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman E-1B Tracer, United States Navy, 147227, c/n 26, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
E-1B Tracer
United States Navy
Reg.: 147227
c/n: 26
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]