The best images of the C-2A

C-2A(R) BuNo 162173 of the VRC-30 DET 2 on board a carrier in the year 1995. Paul Newman Collection

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162173 of the VRC-30 DET 2 after their deployment back home. Touch and Go at El Centro in 1995. Boerries Burkhardt Collection

 

Forward deployed in MCAS Iwakuni Japan, the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Three Zero, Detachment Five are the long-range critical logistics support element to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group. Detachment Five’s mission includes the transport of high-priority cargo, mail, duty passengers and Distinguished Visitors between the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and shore bases throughout the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia theaters. When the photo of Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound BuNo 162173 was taken, they were still based at NAS Atsugi and operating for the USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63). LCDR Margeson "MARGE" was flying the PASSWORD 431. Please note the US Postal Service sticker on the right side of the door.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162173 of the VRC-30 DET 5 from Atsugi Japan on the USS Kitty Hawk at June 2, 2008. Rodger Kelly Photo.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162173 VRC-30 DET 5landing at Atsugi 2in 015. Copilot LCDR Joe "WOODY" Reardon. Leroy Simpson Photo.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162173 VRC-30 DET 5 inside the original Japan hangar at Atsugi 2015. Copilot LCDR Joe "WOODY" Reardon. Leroy Simpson Photo.

 

C-2A(R) Grumman Greyhound BuNo 162170

C-2A(R) BuNo 162170 of the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110) Firebirds at El Centro. On the tail you'll still see the NJ Carrier Air Wing Tail Code. This tailcode was used by the  Naval Air Force Pacific Fleet carrier based fixed wing aircraft FRSs. Boerries Burkhardt Collection

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162170. Paul Newman Photo

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162170 of the VRC-40 as RW-35 in February 1992. Joe Cupido Photo, Boerries Burkhardt Collection. 

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162170 of the VRC-40 as RW-35 in February 1992. Joe Cupido Photo, Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162170 of the VRC-40 as RW-35 in Summer 1992. Behind the door, there is a large Operation Desert Storm Sticker. Boerries Burkhardt Collection. 

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162170 of the at NAF Atsugi, Japan based VRC-30 DET 5. A close view to the tail and rudder of the Grumman. Rodger Kelly Photo.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162170 with the special U.S. Department of the NAVY Energy Security sticker.  Yes, I got the model decal, too.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162168 of the VRC-40. April 1990. Boerries Burkhardt Collection

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162168 PINEAPPLE EXPRESS

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162168 of the VRC-30 DET 3 Crusaders during their deployment with the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Photo United States NAVY 030701-N-2385R-005

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162168 of the VRC-30 DET 3 Crusaders in Bahrain during their deployment 2008/09. The aircraft had still the large Crusader insignia on the upper cargo door on the back. It was added during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. But the Modex Number has changed to Password 30. Original Image, source not known.

155121 C-2A Greyhound

BuNo 155121 with the VRC-50 during Vietnam operation. Boerries Burkhardt Collection

 

Grumman C-2A Greyhound BuNo 155121 on final at NAS Atsugi in 1983. This time with modex RG-422 and the bigger RG logo.

 

The Grumman C-2A Greyhound was a frequent visitor at Kai Tak Airport, the international airport of Hong Kong. The Kai Tak airport was closed in 1998 and a new airport opened ca. 20 miles more North. Here we see VRC-50 Foo Dogs Greyhound BuNo 155121 from the first series. Date not known.

 

BuNo 155121, one of the first C-2A with the VRC-40 COD fleet back in 1986. Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

C-2A (R) BuNo 162140 with the VX-20. Boerries Burkhardt Collection

 

C-2A (R) BuNo 162140 with the VX-20. Boerries Burkhardt Collection

 

C-2A (R) “The Force” without the nose antenna. It is no known if this picture was done after or before they had the needle nose antenna in the front. Paul Newman Collection.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162140 of the VRC-30 on final approach at NAS North Island in 2006. Marco Dotti Photo.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162140 of the VRC-30 Providers at North Island (KNZY) in February 2011. Daniel de Pruis Photo.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162140 as Password 22 of the VRC-30 Providers at North Island (KNZY) 2016. Boerries Burkhardt Collection
LT SHAWN "FIEVEL" HAUGEN, and PO2 (NAC) WINER FUNG