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Postage Stamp Planes PS5379-1
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye Diecast Model
USN VAW-116 Sun Kings, NE600, USS Kitty Hawk

1:145 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye   4.75"   6.75"

The E-2 Hawkeye is a twin turboprop, carrier based tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft made by Northrup Grumman Corporation. Its unique 24 foot diameter rader dome mounted on its wings is used for sea and land surveilance, to direct fighter pilots to their target locations, control search and rescue missions, relay radio communications and even as an emergency air traffic control unit. It entered service in 1964 and has been continuously upgraded and operated by 8 different nations, making it the most widely used AEW system in the world. Established in April 1967 the VAW-116 Sun Kings is a US Navy Command and Control Squadron that has a long and colorful history dating back to the Vietnam War Era. The Sun Kings are still operational today.

Grumman E-2C Hawkeye

Designed as a replacement for the E-1 Tracer, the Grumman E-2 Hawkeye was first flown in 1960. This all-weather tactical Airborne Early Warning aircraft is the only aircraft-carrier capable aircraft to carry a large rotating dome, which houses the antennas for its long-range radars. Used primarily by the US Navy, the E-2 provides surveillance and airborne early warning of anti-ship and enemy aircraft attacks. Sometimes called "The Hummer" because of its distinctive engine sounds, the E-2 is one of only two propeller airplanes that currently operate from aircraft carriers. The E-2 is still undergoing upgrades, with the modern E-2D taking its first flight in August 2007.

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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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