Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110), nicknamed the "Firebirds", was an aviation unit of the United States Navy based at NAS Miramar. The Firebirds were a training squadron for the E-2 Hawkeyes. Established as RVAW-110 on April 20, 1967 than redesignated to VAW-110 on May 1, 1983. It was discommisioned in September 30, 1994 (XO LCDR J. D. Fellows, CO CAPT R. F. Braden and AVCM (AW) D. L. Sutton).
The Firebirds were flying the E-1B Tracer (RVAW-110), C-2A Greyhound and E-2 Hawkeye aircraft. The last deployment with the E-1B was aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) in 1977. All from Grumman Iron Works.
|Bruce C. Thompson Collection|
|C-2A(R) Grumman Greyhound||C-2A(R) Grumman Greyhound||C-2A(R) Grumman Greyhound||C-2A(R) Grumman Greyhound||C-2A(R) Grumman Greyhound|
|NJ-310||NJ -311||NJ - 312||NJ - 312||NJ - 312|
|162163 C-2A(R)||162164 C-2A(R)||162162 C-2A(R)||162162 C-2A(R)||162167 C-2A(R)|
|C-2A(R) Grumman Greyhound||C-2A(R) Grumman Greyhound||C-2A(R) Grumman Greyhound|
|NJ - 313||NJ - 313||NJ - 601|
|162171 C-2A(R)||162171 C-2A(R)||162170 C-2A(R)|
The second aircraft of the VAW-110 has many similar parts. The C-2A "mother" aircraft E-2.
go to the VAW-110 E-2 HAWKEYE PAGE (E-2B, E-2C und E-2C PLUS) VAW-110 E-2 HAWKEYE (Firebird)
The first aircraft of the squadron was the E-1A Tracker.
|E-1A BuNo 147211 RVAW-110|