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    Airframe Family: Grumman S2F/S-2/C-121 Tracker / TF/C-1 Trader / WF/E-1 Tracer
    Latest Model:S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker
    Last Military Serial:149854 USN
    Construction Number:G-121-129C
    Last Civil Registration:N439DF {2}
    Latest Owner or Location:California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, McClellan AFB (formerly), Sacramento, California

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    Dates

    Event

    Constructed as a S2F-3S.

    Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Navy with BuNo 149854.

    Redesignated as S-2E.

    Assigned to Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ for storage.

    7 August 1975

    Transferred to the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center (MASDC) with inventory number 1S0566.

    From 21 August 1996 to By 2000

    To USDA/US Forest Service/CDF, Mather, CA with c/r N509DF.

    August 1998

    Civil registration, N509DF, cancelled.

    By 2000

    Stored in a contactor yard at Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ.

    1 February 2000

    To USDA/US Forest Service/CDF, Mather, CA with c/r N439DF {2}.

    Contracted to Marsh Aviation Company, Falcon Field, Phoenix, AZ for work on the airframe.
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    Circa September 2001

    Converted to a S-2F3AT by Marsh.
    New construction number, 0865-010, assigned to the airframe.

    7 March 2003

    Certificate of airworthiness for NR439DF {2} (S-2F3AT, 149854) issued.

    From Unknown to By 2006

    To USDA/US Forest Service/CDF, McClellan, CA.

    Based at California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, McClellan AFB (Formerly), Sacramento, CA.
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    By 5 September 2011

    Operated as fire service #74 with markings: CDF

    5 September 2011


    Photographer: Mike Henniger

    5 September 2011


    Photographer: Mike Henniger

    16 July 2016


    Photographer: Mike Henniger
    Notes: Photographed at the Holister Municipal Airport, California, during operations on the Soberenas Fire threatening Big Sur.

    16 July 2016


    Photographer: Mike Henniger
    Notes: Photographed at the Holister Municipal Airport, California, during operations on the Soberenas Fire threatening Big Sur.


    Credits
    Data for airframe dossiers come from various sources. The following were used to compile this dossier...

    Print Sources
    U.S. Military Out of Service 2010 by Andy Marden
    Warbirds Directory, 5th Edition by Geoff Goodall

    Internet Sources
    Aerial Visuals - The Locator by Mike Henniger, Senior Editor
    Federal Aviation Administration in the United States of America
    United States Military Services Serial Number Lists by Joe Baugher

    Individual Contributors
    Mike Henniger

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