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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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 1/19/2017

Specifications


Year: 1936
Manufacturer(s): Grumman - USA
Production: 564
Crew: 2
Length: 34.02 ft (10.37 m)
Width: 39.04 ft (11.9 m)
Height: 13.94 ft (4.25 m)
Weight (Empty): 5,478 lb (2,485 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 7,707 lb (3,496 kg)
Power: 1 x Wright R-1820-54 9-cylinder radial piston engine developing 900 horsepower.
Speed: 189 mph (304 kph; 164 kts)
Ceiling: 20,013 feet (6,100 m; 3.79 miles)
Range: 780 miles (1,255 km; 678 nm)
Operators: Argentina; Colombia; Mexico; United States






Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun
Graphical image of an aircraft conventional drop bomb munition

Armament



STANDARD:
1 x 7.62mm Browning machine gun in observers cockpit.

OPTIONAL:
Up to 650lbs of bombs or depth charges.

Variants / Models



• 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
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