ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 30, 2014) Sailors guide a C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 to a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin R. Pacheco/Released)


The C-2A Greyhound is a high wing, twin-engine Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) aircraft.


Powered by twin Allison T56-A-425 turboprop engines and Hamilton-Sundstrand constant speed propellers, the C-2A Greyhound can transport cargo between ship and shore in a matter of hours. As a derivative of the E-2C Hawkeye, the C-2 has a common wing with the Hawkeye but has a widened fuselage and a rear loading ramp.The interior arrangement of the cabin can accommodate priority cargo like jet engines, passengers, litter patients and critical spare parts.  A cargo cage system provides restraint for loads during ship launches and landings.  Straight-in rear cargo loading and unloading allows for fast turnaround on the ground or carrier flight-deck. The cargo ramp can be opened in flight, allowing for airdrops of supplies and personnel. An on-board Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) provides aircraft self-sufficiency at remote airfields.

The C-2 fleet provides rapid airborne logistics capability to the carrier strike force across a full range of sea basing military operations. Avionics system improvements, an aircraft electrical rewire and structural enhancements provide the fleet with an economically viable C-2 platform for the duration of its service.


Primary Function: Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) aircraft
Prime Contractor: Northrop Grumman
Unit Cost: $38.96 million
Propulsion: Two Allison T56-A-425 turboprop engines; 4,600 shaft horsepower each
Length: 56 feet 10 inches (17.3 meters)
Height: 17 feet 2 inches (5.28 meters)
Wingspan: 80 feet 7 inches (24.56 meters)
Weight: Max. Gross, take-off: 57,500 lbs (26,082 kg)
Airspeed: Cruise - Approximately 260 knots true airspeed speed; Max - Approximately 343 knots
Ceiling: 30,000 feet (9,144 meters)


E-2/C-2 SlickSheet
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 19:34
Fact Sheet regarding information on the E-2 and C-2 aircraft