Snow / Rockwell / Ayres S-2 / Thrush Commander / Thrush

Agricultural Aircraft

Ayres S2R Thrush © David Roura
Photo ©: David Roura (Photos at airliners.net)
The Snow / Ayres S-2 is a single-engine single-seat agricultural aircraft developed by Leland Snow. Production was run by several US-American manufacturers. First Production as S-2 by Snow Aeronautical, later by Rockwell Aero Commander Division as S-2D Ag Commander. Then produced by Rockwell as Thrush Commander 600 & 800. Between 1977 and 2003 production by Ayres as S-2R / S-2R-T. Today in production by Thrush Aircraft as Thrush.
Until 2007 approx. total production of 1700 S-2.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turboprop Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34AG
Engine Power559 kW750 shp
alternative Engine Variant
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp
Engine Power447 kW600 hp
Speed256 (306) km/h 138 (165) kts
159 (190) mph
Service Ceiling4.572 (3.658) m15.000 (12.000) ft
Range648 km350 NM
403 mi.
Empty Weight1.678 (1.633) kg3.700 (3.600) lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.722 (4.309) kg6.000 (9.500) lbs
Wing Span13,51 (13,54) m44 ft 4 in (44 ft 5 in)
Wing Area30,3 m326 ft
Length8,95 (10,06) m29 ft 4 in (33 ft 0 in)
Height2,79 m9 ft 2 in
First Flight1956
Production Statusin production
Total Productionca. 1700
ICAO CodeA660 A9 CLB1 SS2P SS2T
EASA TCDSA.040
Data for (Version)Rockwell S-2D Thrush Commander 600 (S2R-T 660)

[Photo-ID: 11204] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Snow S-2A, , N3695F, c/n 1010, Karsten Palt, 2015Snow
S-2A
Reg.: N3695F
c/n: 1010
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10753] Karsten Palt 2015-04-18
Ayres S2-R1340 Thrush, Pan Havavilik, TC-ZMC, c/n 2502R, Karsten Palt, 2015Ayres
S2-R1340 Thrush
Pan Havavilik
Reg.: TC-ZMC
c/n: 2502R
 
Rahmi M Koc Museum [Istanbul]
[Photo-ID: 10754] Karsten Palt 2015-04-18
Ayres S2-R1340 Thrush, Pan Havavilik, TC-ZMC, c/n 2502R, Karsten Palt, 2015Ayres
S2-R1340 Thrush
Pan Havavilik
Reg.: TC-ZMC
c/n: 2502R
 
Rahmi M Koc Museum [Istanbul]