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.