Paying Tribute to the People Who Took Aviation
from the Flight Deck of a Navy Carrier to Man's First Steps on the Moon
Every manufacturer of aircraft places in the cockpit of their aircraft a data plaque that describes the origin and certain specifications pertaining to that aircraft. The following represent some of the various styles of data plaques generated by Grumman during its sixty-five years of excellence.
From 1930 to 1940 data plaques like the first one pictured would be found in aircraft produced at Baldwin, Valley Stream, and Farmingdale.
From 1940 to 1970 such products as the F6F Hellcat, and the first Lunar Modules sported second style of data plaques in their cockpits.
From 1970 to 1994 the last production aircraft of the Grumman Corporation, such as F-14 Tomcats and A-6 Intruders, carried tthe third data plaque proudly into battle.