The E-2 Hawkeye is a carrier based early warning aircraft that has been in constant service with the US Navy since the 1960's. Pilots have nicknamed the aircraft the "hummer" due to the characteristic hum of all the onboard radar equipment.
The C-2 Greyhound is a carrier-based cargo aircraft designed to transport mail and various other cargo from land to the carrier and vice versa. It was developed from the E-2 Hawkeye and shares an identical wingspan and engine layout, albeit without the radar equipment and with a fatter body. Pilots have nicknamed the C-2 the "COD"
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Both aircraft feature retractable landing gear and accurate folding wings.
This is very nice looking and the detail is amazing! Another person to add to my favorite builders list! The only thing that I see wrong with this is the nose. It seems to short where as the real one has more of an elongated nose.
Thank you for that information. I didn't put too much research into the aircraft, but my father used to fly both of these and he always referred to it as the COD. After all these years I just assumed it was a nickname. Thank you for your comment!
Very nice job on both, but the "COD" moniker isn't a nickname, it's an acronym for the job the aircraft performs - Carrier Onboard Delivery. They're the "mail truck" for the carrier, delivering parts, personnel, and the actual mail. This service has been performed by numerous aircraft over the years, although the Greyhound is the first to be purpose-built for the job. Before its introduction there was testing with the C-130 Hercules for this role, with 21 unassisted landing and unassisted takeoffs made from the USS John F Kennedy.