Grumman JF Duck
The Grumman JF Duck and Duck were J2F Grumman Amphibious Aircraft of the U.S. aircraft manufacturer Grumman Aerospace Corporation.
The single-engine biplane with a fixed landing gear was produced from 1933 to 1935 and presented with 307 km / h in December 1934 set a speed record for amphibious aircraft on.
From 1937 the J2F was produced, which differed only in a few details of the JF. The best way to recognize the J2F to the lack of strut between the ailerons. The versions J2F - 1 to J2F -4 hardly differed, the J2F -5 and J2F -6 had more powerful engines.
The JF and J2F was used by the U.S. Navy as a liaison aircraft and the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Air Force to rescue at sea.
Furthermore, Argentina took advantage of 1937-1959 the J2F, Columbia flew three in 1948 and two out of Mexico 1947 until 1951.
Technical data ( Grumman JF Duck)
- Dimensions Length: 9.93 m
- Height: - m
- Wingspan: 11.89 m
- Wing area: - m²
- Empty mass: - kg
- Maximum take-off mass: - kg
- Load: 386 kg
- A 14- cylinder radial engine Pratt & Whitney R -1830, 522 kW ( 700 hp)
- Ceiling: 6,550 m
- Range: - m
- A pilot
- In the TV series Pacific Squadron 214 has a two-seat Grumman JF in some episodes a guest appearance.