Surviving Grumman S2F Tracker Information Repository
By David D Jackson

Focusing on Existing Grumman S2F / S-2 Tracker, TF-1 / C-1A Trader and WF-2 / E-1B Tracer Airframes

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Netherlands Museum or Outside Display S2F / S-2 Trackers
Listed in numerical order by US Navy Bureau Number / RCN Number
List of acquired Dutch Trackers by US Navy BuNo: 147636, 147637, 147638, 147639, 147640, 147641, 147642, 147643, 147644, 147645, 148278, 148729, 148280, 148281, 148282, 148283, 148284, 148285, 148286, 148287, 148288, 148289, 148290, 148291, 248292, 148293, 136459, 136576,
List of acquired Dutch Trackers by RCN Serial Numbers:  1502, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1511, 1512, 1513, 1514, 1515, 1516, 1518, 1522, 1523, 1524, 1526

Bu No

Type Location Links for the aircraft and other information
147641   Aviodrome at Lelystad Airport - Netherlands Grumman Serial Number 712 and Dutch Royal Navy/MLD Number 151 and was converted to S-2N and the US-2N in the 1970s.  Later it became an instructional airframe for KLMat its apprentice school.  On July 7, 2007 this Tracker arrived at  The Aviodrome at Lelystad Airport by boat from the KLM location and is now owned by the Technical Aviation School in Hoofddorp.  Since that time this aircraft has been able to run engines and fold the wings for spectators on a regular basis.
Airliners 147641-All This is a nighttime engine run.

YouTube 148641-12-2008  This is a nighttime engine run.
YouTube 147641-9-2008
YouTube 147641-2007

Scramble 147641-2007 KLM Apprentice School
Jetphotos 147641 - All
148281 S2F-1 Aviodrome at Lelystad Airport - Netherlands Grumman Serial Number 720 and Dutch Royal Navy/MLD Number 159.  This Tracker would have operated off of the Dutch aircraft Carrier Hr.Ms.Karel Doorman from 1960-1968, after which it was land based until being taken out of service in 1976.  In 1972 it was converted to a target tug and was re-designated US-2N.  Previous to 2003 148281 was located at the Amsterdam Airport.
Airliners 148281-All
Avia-dejavu 148281-2003

Luftfahrtmuseum 148281-2003
Aviodrome 148281
Aircraft Walkaround 148281 - 2002 Amsterdam
Paul Nann 148281-1996
148282 S2F-1 Militaire Luchtvaart Museum, Soesterberg, Netherlands Grumman Serial Number 721 and Dutch Royal Navy/MLD Number 160. This Tracker would have operated off of the Dutch aircraft Carrier Hr.Ms.Karel Doorman from 1960-1968, after which it was land based until being taken out of service in 1976.  In 1972 it was converted to a target tug and was re-designated US-2N.  The photos below from the Luftahrtmuseum are very revealing.  Note the target on station under the wing and also cutaway of the fuselage with the crew stations.  This is configured vastly different than the original as the Numbers 3 and 4 stations faced forward.
Airliners 148282-All

Luftfahrtmuseum 148282-2003 - Excellent content
RCN 1506 CS2F De Kooy Airport, Netherlands This was previously a training aircraft at the Fokker Technical School.  Currently this Tracker is now located at the De Kooy Airport, owned by the Royal Dutch Navy and is on display.  This was MLD Number 184 and DeHavilland Serial Number 5.
Airliners RCN 1506 - All

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