C-1A (TF-1) TRADER

MUDFLAP GIRL

Manufacturer
Grumman
Markings

USS Lexington COD Markings

Designation
C-1A (TF-1)
Registration
N778SR
Serial Number

136778

Manufactured

1955

C-1As are variants of the S-2 Tracer developed in the early 1950s. Created for the purpose of COD, carrier on-board delivery, C-1As were the freight carriers of the navy. Capable of being launched from an aircraft carrier, they delivered mail, people and cargo. Two 1,500 HP Wright R-1820s power this aircraft.

 

Our C-1A was delivered to the US navy in 1955. It served on the USS Lexington as well as the USS Roosevelt. Retired from the navy in the late 1980s it passed through several civil owners before being donated to the Champaign Aviation Museum in January 2019. Currently, the aircraft is being thoroughly inspected to ensure it is safe to fly passengers in.

 

67 ft 7 in (20.60 M)

42 ft 2 in ft (12.9 m)

16 ft 3 in (4.9 m)

18,750 lbs (8,504 kg)

287 mph (462 km/h)

24,200 ft (7,400 m)

1,300 miles (2,092 km)

2 Wright R-1820 Cyclones

Two 

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AIRPORT INFO

Grimes Field I74 4400 x 100 ft.

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