Grumman C-1A 'Trader'

Notes: ALL-WEATHER, instrument flight trainer and light transport with tricycle landing gear. Similar to S-2A aircraft (2 CREW, 9 PASSENGERS) .

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  Base model:C-1
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Transport
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  Length: 45' 4" 13.8 m
  Height:16' 10" 5.1 m
  Wingspan: 72' 7" 22.1 m
  Wingarea: 499.0 sq ft 46.3 sq m
  Empty Weight: 20,638 lb 9,359 kg
  Gross Weight: 26,600 lb 12,063 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Wright R-1820-82WA
  Horsepower (each): 1525

  Range: 1,000 miles 1,610 km
  Cruise Speed: 163 mph 262 km/h 141 kt
  Max Speed: 227 mph 365 km/h 197 kt
  Climb: 1,120 ft/min 341 m/min
  Ceiling: 15,800 ft 4,815 m

Examples of this type may be found at
Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Assoc.NAS Willow GrovePennsylvania
Lone Star Flight MuseumGalvestonTexas
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida

C-1A on display

Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Assoc.

Lone Star Flight Museum

NAS Willow Grove Air Park


Recent comments by our visitors
 Gary L. Hearne
 Lewes, DE
I was assigned to VRC-40 NAS Norfolk, VA 1978 - 1983 and amassed over 1,000 hours in the COD. Grumman awarded me a Plaque for over 1,000 accident-free hours. I trained some of the first female aviators in VT-3 in the T-28's and many others in the COD. I always carried my SLR Camera with me and have thousands of pictures of CODs and many other aircraft and ships. I landed on 11 different carriers. The last one being CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson. My Father flew his last 2 weeks of active duty with me in 1982 and we deck-qualified the Vinson. 100 hits on each of 4 wires and 100 shots on each of 4 CATs. It took 3 CODS all week to do it. My Dad stayed aboard and took some really great pictures of me coming and going. VRC-40 was the RAG for all carrier pilots flying the CODs and we kept their planes up to PAR for them. I was flying with his Squadron in 1973 in the C-118 (DC-6). We had picked up 65 pax from NAS Kingsville, TX to take them to the Tailhooker's Convention. They left me alone in the cockpit to go in the back and eat breakfast and that is when Engine #3 decided to blow 2 Jugs right off of the top of the engine. Really shook the airplane. Lots of fire, oil, etc. and two big holes through the nacelle. Red handle worked as advertised; and then I started dumping fuel, because we were full and going down. Those Jet guys were all reaching for the ejection handles. It took us all weekend to put a new engine on it at Nellis AFB then fly it back East. Wouldn't you know it, those two O-6's flew it into the ground at NAS in a fog that we shouldn't have been flying into. The base was closed. Totaled that airplane and that new engine, but we all walked away. Glad to hear you guys got out of your crash okay too. Those engines do quit once in a while. Regards, Gary
07/09/2016 @ 11:32 [ref: 69706]
 Bob Skelton
 Pittsburg, CA
I remember working on 136791 when stationed at VT-30 in Alameda Naval Air Station in 1969 and 1970. We had many of them during the 2 years, and after leaving VR-30 went to USS Midway as crew on 146035
03/15/2016 @ 16:37 [ref: 69522]
 Don Smith
 Columbus, IN
I was Aircrew on 136791 onboard the USS ENTERPRISE 70-73 She was a dependable aircraft and we all Enjoyed being with her,Such a sad ending but she was doing her part.Wish I had a small piece of her.

02/27/2016 @ 07:13 [ref: 69499]
 Dan Serrato
 , GA
BUNO 136778 is still in LaGrange GA and is painted in USS Lexington COD, she was on the LEX from 78-82.
Doc Serrato
USN ret.
01/23/2016 @ 15:25 [ref: 69442]
 Scott Davison
 Freeport, IL
Charles McDaniel, It appears you are the new owner of 136778, mudflap girl. aka, Rosebud as I new her. This was the last plane shot off of the USS Franklin D Roosevelt before her decommissioning, with me in it. I e-mailed Daniel Serrato for a while about stopping by to take a look at her but see you are the new owner. If I was in your area would a visit be possible? Thanks, Scott Davison
01/16/2015 @ 06:36 [ref: 68889]
 Paul WIget
 Mentor, OH
Wheelchair 7 was originally a VR-21 Detachment Japan plane flying out of Atsugi, Japan, Cubi Point PI and Danang. I flew in her several times in 1964 and 65. She was one of the newly refurbished planes with a new paint job and interior so we used her for VIP flights. All of our planes had call signs starting with "Wheelchair".
05/05/2014 @ 07:24 [ref: 68467]
  William Wilemon Piedmont, AL
 , AL
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04/27/2014 @ 11:50 [ref: 68464]
 Paul Oberdorfer
 Virginia Beach, VA
Richard Bell.. It's Ober!
01/23/2014 @ 09:04 [ref: 68314]
 David Lengyel
 Riverside, CA
Wow, I was a C1A C.O.D Crewmen off the USS Oriskany CVA 34 1972-1975. This was are C.O.D. #136791. Can U tell me how you came about the purchase?
12/29/2013 @ 11:29 [ref: 68263]
 David Lengyel
 Riverside, CA
Wow, I was a C1A C.O.D Crewmen off the USS Oriskany CVA 34 1972-1975. This was are C.O.D. #136791. Can U tell me how you came about the purchase?
12/29/2013 @ 11:28 [ref: 68262]


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