63 Votes (4.79 Average) and 7,129 Views  

Grumman C-2 Greyhound (16-2176)
/images/icons/csMagGlass.png medium / large / full

Grumman C-2 Greyhound (16-2176)



Please log in or register to post a comment.

Colin Seftel
Four vertical stabilizers, but only three rudders.
Bart Steger
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!
Alan Hume
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.
Want a full history search for 16-2176 dating back to 1998? Buy now. Get it within one hour.
Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
No Recent History Data
Basic users (becoming a basic user is free and easy!) view 3 months history. Join


Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from FlightAware.com. We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.