The Mail Must Get Delivered

The Grumman C-2 Greyhound is a twin-engine, high-wing cargo aircraft, designed to carry supplies and mail to and from aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. Its primary mission is carrier onboard delivery (COD). The aircraft provides critical logistics support to carrier strike groups. The aircraft is mainly used to transport high-priority cargo, mail and passengers between carriers and shore bases, and can also deliver cargo like jet engines and special stores.

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Role Carrier-capable transport / Carrier onboard delivery
National origin United States
Manufacturer Grumman Northrop Grumman
First flight 18 November 1964
Introduction 1966
Retired 1987, C-2A
Status 39 C-2(R) in service
Primary user United States Navy
Produced C-2A: 1965-1968 C-2A(R): 1985-1989
Number built 58
Unit cost
US$38.96 million
Developed from Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye

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