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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 | Last Edited: 1/19/2017






Specifications



Year:
1936
Crew
2
[ 564 Units ] :
Grumman - USA
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- Anti-Ship
- Navy / Maritime
Length:
34.02 ft (10.37 m)
Width/Span:
39.04 ft (11.9 m)
Height:
13.94 ft (4.25 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Grumman J2F-6 Duck production model)
Empty Weight:
5,478 lb (2,485 kg)
MTOW:
7,707 lb (3,496 kg)
(Diff: +2,229lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Grumman J2F-6 Duck production model)
1 x Wright R-1820-54 9-cylinder radial piston engine developing 900 horsepower.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Grumman J2F-6 Duck production model)
Maximum Speed:
189 mph (304 kph; 164 kts)
Service Ceiling:
20,013 feet (6,100 m; 3.79 miles)
Maximum Range:
780 miles (1,255 km; 678 nm)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Grumman J2F-6 Duck production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
STANDARD:
1 x 7.62mm Browning machine gun in observers cockpit.

OPTIONAL:
Up to 650lbs of bombs or depth charges.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Grumman J2F-6 Duck production model)
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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