Grumman Trader and Tracer

Here a picture of the 136753/JM-44 of VR-24 during a visit to Rotterdam AP (Netherlands). Photo: Arjen Sleeuwenhoek.
The Quonset Air Museum is the owner of this unique Trader. The 136792 became the aerodynamic prototype for the E-1 Tracer. After the tests the radome was removed and the aircraft became part of the Overhaul and Repair Department at NAS Quonset Point. Photo: Chet Browning.
The Twin Tailed Trader was retired on February 3, 1983 at NAES Lakehurst. In 2000 the aircraft was transported in pieces to NAS Quonset Point. Photo: Chet Browning.
Volunteers of the museum did a great job and reassembled the Trader. Photo: Chet Browning.
Visit the museum's webpage at NAS Quonset Point. Photo: Chet Browning.
A C-1 Trader stored in the Arizona desert. Photo: Unknown.
This C-1A (136781/N475AM) was seen at California City (CA) on 3 July 2000. Photo: Peter Heeneman.
Peter Heeneman took this picture of a C-1A at Fairbanks (AK) on 28 June 2000. The civil registration of the Trader is N27PH and the buno is 136791/RZ (VR-21). To read more about the history of this bird, click here!
The same aircraft but here during its Navy career. This picture was taken during a mishap-landing aboard an USN aircraft carrier. For more details visit the website mentioned above. Photo: via Terry McGinnis
This C-1A, 146044, is the flagship of EAA Warbirds of America Squadron 14. The aircrafts is based at Topeka, KS. Photo: Brooks Pettit
Terry McGinnis took some pictures of the same Trader (Miss Belle) during an airshow at KC Downtown, 12/13 August 2000.
A detailshot of the tail. Photo: Terry McGinnis.
Another shot of the tail and horizontal stabilizer. Note the same fairing over the nacelle as the Stoof. Photo: Terry McGinnis.
Two shots of the "Miss Belles" cockpit. Photos: Terry McGinnis.
The COD-bird of the USS Lexington. The picture was taken during its operational career. Photo: Brian Kemp via Terry Mc Ginnis
A recent picture of the same Trader. And it is still-flying !! This bird is part of an aviation museum at Palm Springs (CA). The aircraft in fact is the 146048 (N7171M).
The cockpit of the same aircraft.
Inside the cabine everything is well-kept.
Another picture of the Ghost Rider, taken during an airshow somewhere in the "Golden State". Photo: Dana E. Lubich
The picture shows a Tracer with USS Oriskany markings. Photo: Takafumi Hiroe
In the 1980s you could still see rows of C-1s at AMARC. Only a few remain in storage today. The others were scrapped.
The Trader preserved on the 'Celebrity Row' at AMARC is this C-1A 136773 of VRC-30.
An E-1B Tracer assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWO ONE (VAW 121) off USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CVA 42) in-flight, February 1974. This was the last cruise for the E-1B's onboard the ROOSEVELT. Photo: Mahlon Miller (USN)
This E-1B Tracer from Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE ZERO (VAW 110) was photographed in-flight, circa 1975. Photo: Mahlon Miller (USN)
An E-1B Tracer assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE ONE (VAW 111) launches from the deck of USS HORNET (CVS 12), 15 November 1969. Photo: Mahlon Miller (USN)
Here an E-1B Tracer attached to Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE (VAW 11) attached to USS RANGER (CVA 61) in-flight circa 1961. Photo: Mahlon Miller (USN)
Another E-1B Tracer of Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE (VAW 11) in-flight near NAS North Island. Photo: Mahlon Miller (USN)
A four-plane formation of E-1B Tracers from Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE (VAW 11) dump fuel while passing USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64). Photo: Mahlon Miller (USN)
A three-plane formation of E-1B airborne early warning aircraft from Airborne Early Warning Squadron EIGHTY-EIGHT (VAW 88) in-flight circa 1975. Photo: Mahlon Miller (USN)
Here an E-1B Tracer from Airborne Early Warning Squadron EIGHTY EIGHT (VAW 88). Photo: Mahlon Miller (USN)
Very nice picture of an E-1B Tracer from Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE (VAW 11). Photo: Mahlon Miller (USN)
This picture was taken during the very last flight of a E-1B Tracer in Navy service. This flight ended in de AMARC facility at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona, 21 June 1977. The aircraft in fact was attached Reserve Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE ZERO (RVAW 110). Photo: Mahlon Miller (USN)
Very nice picture of a E-1 of VAW-11. The Tracer joined the fleet in 1964 until 1973. Photo: Unknown
This Trader (136792), with twintail modification, was the protoype for the Tracer. Photo: Dusty Rhodes
The Tracer has nicknames like "Stoof with a roof" or "Willie Fudd". Photo: Takafumi Hiroe
This Tracer (147212) is one of the very few preserved aircrafts in the World. The Tracer is preserved aboard the USS Interpid, New York. Photo: Robert Hockemeijer