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  • Grumman J2F Duck Amphibious Floatplane Utility Aircraft

    The Grumman J2F Duck served with all major branches of the United States military during its tenure.

     Updated: 1/19/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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    Grumman J2F-6 Duck Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1936
    Type: Amphibious Floatplane Utility Aircraft
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Grumman - USA
    Production Total: 564

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 2
    Length: 34.02 feet (10.37 meters)
    Width: 39.04 feet (11.90 meters)
    Height: 13.94 feet (4.25 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 5,478 lb (2,485 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 7,707 lb (3,496 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): 1 x Wright R-1820-54 9-cylinder radial piston engine developing 900 horsepower.

    Maximum Speed: 189 mph (304 kph; 164 knots)
    Maximum Range: 780 miles (1,255 km)
    Service Ceiling: 20,013 feet (6,100 meters; 3.79 miles)

    Armament / Mission Payload

    1 x 7.62mm Browning machine gun in observers cockpit.

    Up to 650lbs of bombs or depth charges.

    Global Operators / Customers

    Argentina; Colombia; Mexico; United States

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

    J2F-1 - Initial Production Model; fitted with R-1820-20 radial piston engine of 750 horsepower; 29 examples produced.

    J2F-2 - USMC production model; underwing bomb racks; defensive gun positions at nose and dorsal locations; 21 examples produced.

    J2F-2A - Based on the J2F-2; 9 examples produced.

    J2F-3 - Based on the J2F-2; fitted with R-1802-26 radial piston engine of 850 horsepower; 20 example produced.

    J2F-4 - Based on the J2F-2; fitted with R-1820-30 radial piston engine of 850 horsepower; target-towing equipment; 32 examples produced.

    J2F-5 - Based on the J2F-2; fitted with R-1820-54 radial piston engine of 1,050 horsepower; 144 examples produced.

    J2F-6 - Columbian export model based on the J2F-5 production series; fitted with R-1820-64 radial piston engine of 1,050 horsepower; revised cowl; underwing bomb racks; 330 examples produced.

    OA-12 - USAAF Air and Sear Rescue Variant