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Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker (Part 2)

Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker (Part 2) Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review June 2016 Title Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker (Part 2)
Author Douglas Siegfried, Steve Ginter Publisher Ginter Books
Published 2016 ISBN 978-0-9968258-3-2
Format 252 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $52.95

Review

Ginter Books continues its superb, three-volume “Stoof” study with Grumman S2F/S2 Tracker And WF-2/1B Tracer (Part 2) – number 102 in the publisher’s popular “Naval Fighters” series.

Whereas Part 1 detailed development, testing, variants, and civil and military users, this one summarizes US Navy squadron service – active and reserve, testing and training, early warning and research – and operational history.

Modelers! Grab your drool cups!

Authors Siegfried and Ginter survey, by my count, an amazing 129 units – complete with hundreds of B&W aircraft photos and, where available, dozens of unit badges. Book covers sport an additional 16 color shots.

But don’t look for Ginter’s usual Modeling section. Part 1 included that.

Grumman Tracker variants have served in Western anti-submarine arsenals for over 60 years. Even today, the brilliantly versatile design remains an icon of reliability, longevity and usefulness.

“Stoof” students: snag this super study – and, if you don’t have it, Part 1. Then arm-wrestle me for Ginter’s final installment!

Roundly recommended!

With thanks to Ginter Books!

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