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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
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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


1 x 7.62mm Browning machine gun in observers cockpit.

Up to 650lbs of bombs or depth charges.

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

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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