GRUMMAN S2F TRACKER C-742 AVQ-2A SEARCHLIGHT CONTROL UNIT

$850.00

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In Stock SKU: 1117

This is a rare Searchlight Control Unit which was mounted on the starboard side of the Grumman S-2 Tracker cockpit - the first purpose-built, single airframe anti-submarine warfare (ASWA) aircraft, to enter service with the US and Australian Navies.



Between 1967 and 1984 the RAN operated two Squadrons of S-2E and S-2G variants, based at HMAS Albatross in Nowra and as part of the Carrier Air Group aboard the HMAS Melbourne.  

The Grumman Searchlight Controller activated and directed a 70-million-candlepower searchlight mounted on the starboard wing.

Mounted on the window ledge on the starboard side of the cockpit and operated by the co-pilot, the powerful search light was essential for nightime search operations. 

This Grumman Tracker Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit.

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Your Grumman S2F Tracker. C-742 AVQ-2A Searchlight Control Unit, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:

  • Original Warbird instrument
  • Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft.*
  • Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
  • Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
  • Removable Magnetic Display Arm

*An upgrade to the larger and more detailed 1/48 scale model is also available for an additional $45 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)

Both the 1/72 & 1/48 scale models are available with wheels & flaps up or down and either USN or RAN decaling. Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.

Your complete Recover Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 3 - 4 weeks approx. 

Did you fly, crew or maintain a Grumman S2F Tracker or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.