Advanced Hawkeye

MILITARY E-2D ADVANCED HAWKEYE

AIR International looks at what makes Northrop Grumman’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye different from, but a worthy successor to, its illustrious ancestors

An E-2D Hawkeye assigned to VAW-126 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Northrop Grumman specifies the E-2D’s approach speed as 103kts.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Phillips/US Navy

When the first Grumman Hawkeye made its maiden flight from Bethpage, New York, on October 21, 1960, it was known as the W2F-1. The redesignation of US Navy aircraft in 1962 turned it into the E-2 Hawkeye and the type entered service alongside other newcomers to naval aviation, such as the F-4 Phantom II in 1960. It had been ordered to replace another Grumman product, the E-1B Tracer.

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