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C-2A Greyhound

The C2-A Greyhound is a high wing, twin-engine monoplane cargo aircraft, designed to land on aircraft carriers. It provides critical logistics support to Carrier Strike Groups. Its primary mission is the transport of high-priority cargo, mail and passengers between carriers and shore bases. The C-2A's in-flight ramp open capability allows airdrop of supplies and personnel.
C-2A Greyhound Copyright © Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas, U.S. Navy


In active service


Primary contractor: Northrop-Grumman Ocean Systems


1 Pilot
1 Co-Pilot
2 Aircrew


26 passengers
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4 535,93 kilograms of cargo 10 000 pounds of cargo


Length: 17.32 meters 56.83 feet
Wingspan: 24.56 meters 80.58 feet
Height: 5.23 meters 17.17 feet
Maximum takeoff weight: ~26 080 kilograms 57 500 pounds
Power plant: two Allison T56-A-425 turboprop engines
Thrust: 4 600 shaft horsepower (each engine)
Cruise speed: ~260 knots (480 kilometers per hour) (~300 miles per hour)
Maximum speed: ~343 knots (635 kilometers per hour) (~395 miles per hour )
Ceiling: 9 144 meters 30 000 feet