Ayres Thrush & Rockwell Thrush Commander
The first Snow S2 was composed via Leland Snow, who fused his insight as an accomplished ag pilot into the S2's outline.
The Snow S2 model flew without precedent for 1956 and creation conveyances started in 1958. S2 variations varied in motor choices, and incorporated the 165kw (220hp) Continental W670 fueled S2a, the S2b and S2c with a Pratt & Whitney R985, and the R1340an1 controlled S2c600.
Air Commander procured the outline and generation rights to the S2 arrangement in 1965 and manufactured the enhanced S2d Ag Commander. The rights to the S2 changed hands afresh in 1967 when North American Rockwell (later Rockwell) obtained Aero Commander, proceeding with the arrangement under the Thrush Commander standard. Rockwell models incorporate the Thrush Commander600 with a 450kw (600hp) R1340 and the Thrush Commander800 with a 595kw (800hp) Wright R1300 Cyclone.
Outline and generation rights changed hands a last time in 1977 when Ayres (who had formerly done turboprop changes to Thrush Commanders) obtained the rights to the Thrush Commander600. Ayres improvements incorporate the S2r600, which later turned into the S2r1340; the Bull Thrush, now simply S2r1820; the Polish Pzl3 controlled Pezetel Thrush and the turboprop fueled S2r arrangement. The S2rt11, T15 and T34 are fueled by Pt6s, the S2rg6 and S2rg10 Alliedsignal Tpe331s. Uncommon missions advancements are the S2rt65 NEDS Narcotics Eradication Delivery System for the US State Department, and the Alliedsignal controlled Vigilante observation and close air help form. The most recent improvement is the 660 Turbo Thrush, in light of the S2r however with a bigger container.
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