Grumman C-1A "Trader"

On Loan from National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL 

C-1A Trader Article

Built in 1957, the C-1A Trader was a carrier transport and all-weather trainer. The aircraft on display (Bureau# 146034) was the 64th out of 87 total C-1As built. It saw service with multiple squadrons and ships around the world. The “Trader” became one of three C-1As operated out of Willow Grove by the USS Independence carrier on-board delivery (COD) crew. After this aircraft’s last flight in March 1987, it was placed on display in the northeast corner of Willow Grove base. The DVHAA acquired the aircraft in late 1987.

Please contact the museum if you have any information, comments, or recollections of the C-1A Trader.

Bureau #: 146034
Built: 1957
Crew: 2
Passengers: 9
Retired: Mid 1980's
Received: March 1987
Restored by: DVHAA
Length: 45' 5"
Height: 16' 10"
Wingspan: 69' 8"
Weight Empty: 16,630 lbs
Weight Loaded: 24,600 lbs
Powerplant: 2 - Wright R-1820-82WA
Thrust: 1,525 hp each engine
Max Speed: 280 mph
Range: 1100 miles
Manufacturer: Grumman
Armarment: NA
Ordnance: NA
Ceiling: 24,800 ft
Status: On Display