U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound

U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound

The C-2A Greyhound’s primary mission is to transport high-priority cargo such as jet engines, mail, and passengers between carriers and shore bases. The C-2A has an in-flight ramp that opens to allow airdrops of supplies and personnel. The C-2A Greyhound is a derivative of the E-2 Hawkeye, which will also be on display at this year’s show. The Greyhound travels to Dayton from Norfolk, VA.


  • The C-2 Greyhound has an on-board Auxiliary Power Unit which provides engine-starting capability and ground power self-sufficiency in remote areas which is found in no other cargo aircraft!
  • The main difference between the C-2 and the E-2 is the widened fuselage with a rear loading ramp!
  • The C-2 is undergoing a Service Life Extension Program to increase its 15,020 landings to 36,000 landings and to increase its flight hours from 10,000 to 15,000 hours!
  • The C-2 can land on an aircraft carrier!

C-2A Greyhound FAST FACTS:

Manufacturer: Grumman Corporation

Engines: Two Allison T56-A-425 turboprop engines; 4,600 shaft horsepower each

Length: 56 feet, 10 inches

Height: 17 feet, 2 inches

Wingspan: 80 feet, 7 inches

Maximum Speed: 395 miles per hour

Ceiling: 30,000 feet

Range: 1,000 Nautical Miles or 1,150 statute miles

Maximum Takeoff Weight: 57,500 pounds

Crew: Four

Unit Cost: $38.96 million

Website: https://www.navy.mil/Resources/Fact-Files/Display-FactFiles/Article/2160705/c-2a-greyhound-logistics-aircraft/