National Geographic : 1955 Apr
pinpoint of no return The protecting cloaks of night, foul weather, and ocean are stripped from a submarine by the detection gear and skill of an S2F Navy crew. Pin pointed, the sub is sent to a point of no return at the bottom of the sea. Radar, sonobuoys, and MAD gear are used to hunt the sub. The kill is made with rockets, depth charges, or a homing torpedo. All this equip ment required a two plane hunter-killer team until Grumman packaged it into a single aircraft. And yet the twin-engine S2F is so agile, she lands and takes off from the small escort carriers with ease. "Truly a gentle man's airplane," Navy pilots say. Tonight, Grumman S2F sub-killers patrol from Navy carriers. They search the sea not only to guard shipping, but you. Cities, along with ships, are now the prey of subs able to launch .. / missiles with atomic warheads. Another example of Grumman ..--" planes ready in quantity when needed. GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORPORATION BETHPAGE * LONG ISLAND * NEW YORK DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS ALSO OF THE SUPERSONIC TIGER, THE TRANSONIC COUGAR JET FIGHTER, THE ALBATROSS TRIPHIBIAN, METAL BOATS AND AEROBILT TRUCK BODIES.