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Grumman CP-121 Tracker - Comox, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The A-Team
N 49° 42.474 W 124° 54.491
10U E 362423 N 5507902
Quick Description: Located in the Comox Air Force Museum Heritage Air Park on the side of Military Row at CFB Comox in Comox, BC.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/19/2013 11:56:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMHWE7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
This aircraft was delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy as a CS2F-2 Tracker on June 1, 1960 and given the tail number 1588. It served with 880 Squadron for its entire military career and was onboard the Canadian aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure when she visited Portsmouth, UK in October 1968. It was converted to a CS2F-3 sometime prior to 1970, giving it better sensors and electronics. After the Navy was absorbed into the new Canadian Forces in 1968 and HMCS Bonaventure was decommissioned in 1970, the aircraft was redesignated a CP-121 in June 1970 and given the new tail number 12188. It continued to serve with 880 Squadron as a coastal patrol aircraft until it was used as an instructional airframe and later struck off on March 26, 1990. At some unknown later date, it was moved to the Comox Air Force Museum Heritage Air Park.

Sources:
Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers Royal Canadian Navy CS2F Tracker
Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers Canadian Armed Forces CP-121 Tracker
Surviving Grumman S2F Tracker Information Repository
Shearwater Aviation Museum
Wikipedia
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Grumman CP-121 Tracker

Tail Number: (S/N): 12188

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Comox Air Force Museum Heritage Air Park, Comox, BC

inside / outside: outside

Access restrictions:
The Heritage Air Park is open from May to September, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Other Information:: Not listed

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Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
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