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Grumman J2F Duck

Amphibious Floatplane Utility Aircraft

Grumman J2F Duck

Amphibious Floatplane Utility Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Grumman J2F Duck served with all major branches of the United States military during its tenure.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1936
MANUFACTURER(S): Grumman - USA
PRODUCTION: 564
OPERATORS: Argentina; Colombia; Mexico; United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Grumman J2F Duck model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 34.02 feet (10.37 meters)
WIDTH: 39.04 feet (11.9 meters)
HEIGHT: 13.94 feet (4.25 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 5,478 pounds (2,485 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 7,707 pounds (3,496 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Wright R-1820-54 9-cylinder radial piston engine developing 900 horsepower.
SPEED (MAX): 189 miles-per-hour (304 kilometers-per-hour; 164 knots)
RANGE: 780 miles (1,255 kilometers; 678 nautical miles)
CEILING: 20,013 feet (6,100 meters; 3.79 miles)




ARMAMENT



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

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



Series 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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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (189mph).

    Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Grumman J2F-6 Duck's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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564

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue