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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Your Sunday Morning Big Prop Noise

Grumman S2F (later redesignated the S-2) "Stoof"


The Navy was very happy to replace the Stoof with the Hoover, because that meant that the Navy could cease keeping aviation gasoline on its carriers.

3 comments:

Tod Germanica said...

These fly over my house daily during fire season. CDF has a whole fleet of them converted to `borate bombers` though I think they no longer bomb with borate. Most seem re-engined with turboprops.

Old NFO said...

That bird is at HMAS Albatross, the RAN aviation museum south of Sydney! I saw that bird a few years ago when it was being restored! I have a hundred or so hours in them from NAS Glynco, back in the early 70s. NOT a fun airplane in the summer in Georgia!!!

Old NFO said...

Oh, and here's a pic of an S-2E launching into a wave off the Tycho in 71! https://youtu.be/L4D6GxkPMgs