Grumman C-2 Greyhound (16-2176)
Four vertical stabilizers, but only three rudders.
Sadly it days are numbered. Nice shot.
The stabilizers look symmetrical to me. Outboard with rudders inboard not...
Beautiful shot. I did one of these on/off the Kennedy in 1977. What a ride!
skylab72, Colin is right. Wikipedia says: "The C-2 has four vertical stabilizers, of which three are fitted with rudders. A single vertical stabilizer large enough for adequate directional control would have made the aircraft too tall to fit on an aircraft carrier hangar deck. The four-stabilizer configuration has the advantage of placing the outboard rudder surfaces directly in line with the propeller wash, providing effective yaw control down to low airspeeds, such as during takeoff and landing. The inner-left stabilizer lacks a rudder, and has been called the "executive tail", as it has nothing to do compared to the other three.
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