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Grumman J2F Duck - United States, 1936


Detailing the development and operational history of the Grumman J2F Duck Amphibious Floatplane Utility Aircraft.


 Entry last updated on 1/19/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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







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Grumman J2F-6 Duck Specifications



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


Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)



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

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

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)



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

Maximum Speed: 164 knots (189 mph; 304 kph)
Maximum Range: 678 nautical miles (780 miles; 1,255 km)
Service Ceiling: 20,013 feet (6,100 meters; 3.79 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload



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

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

Global Operators (Customers, Users)



Argentina; Colombia; Mexico; United States

Model Variants



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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