|Real-world origin||United States of America|
|AC installments||Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War|
|Primary operator||Osea (OMDF), Pops|
|Secondary operators||Yuktobania (YN)|
The C-1 Trader aircraft was the Carrier-Onboard-Delivery (COD) variant of the S-2 Tracker. It was replaced by a similar version of the E-2 Hawkeye, the C-2 Greyhound.
The C-1 Trader grew out of a need by the US Navy for a new anti submarine airplane. In response to this Grumman started development on a prototype twin-engine, high-wing aircraft which it designated the G-89.
In 1952 the US Navy typed this aircraft the XS2F-1 and flew it for the first time on December 4 of that year. During the rest of the 1950s 3 major variants emerged, the C-1 Trader being one of them. The C-1 (originally the TF-1) was outfitted to carry nine passengers or 3500 pounds of cargo and first flew in January 1955. Throughout the 1960s and 1970's the C-1 Trader carried mail and supplies to Aircraft Carriers on station in the Pacific Ocean during the Vietnam war and also served as a trainer for all weather carrier operations. Over its production life 83 C-1 Traders were built plus four EC-1As which were converted into electronic countermeasure aircraft. The last C-1 was retired from US Navy service in 1988 though several are still operated as vintage war birds. About 87 C-1's have been built.
- The C-1 is the only aircraft in AC5 that is referred to by it's designation. During Heartbreak One, when Bartlett is taxiing down the runway, a Yuktobanian will ocassionally say something like "C-1 is taking off".
- Power Plant: 2 Wright R-1820-82WA Cyclone (3050 hp, 2 287 kW)
- Performance: 287 mph (462 km/h)
- Length: 42.25 ft (12.9 m)
- Height: 16.3 ft (4.9 m)
- Wingspan: 69.6 ft (21.2 m)
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