Grumman JF Duck

Grumman JF Duck picture

First delivered in 1934, the Duck was a versatile aircraft that continued to be ordered by the U.S. Navy until 1940. Most of the JF/JF2 Ducks remained in service throughout the war, operated both from carriers and land bases in a variety of roles, including patrol, photo-survey, rescue, and target-towing.

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(updated February 2009)

Grumman JF Duck

Type:		2/3-seat utility amphibian
Crew:		2-3: Pilot, observer, gunner
Armament: 	normally none, but provision for
		two 325 lb. depth charges

	Length:        	34' 0" (10.36 m)
	Height:        	13' 11" (4.24 m)
	Wingspan:      	39' 0" (11.89 m)
	Wing area:	409 sq. ft (38.00 sq. m)
	Empty Weight:  	4400 lb (1996 kg)
	Max Weight: 	7700 lb (3493 kg) max at takeoff

	No. of Engines:	1
	Powerplant:    	Wright R-1820-54 Cyclone 9 radial
	Horsepower:	900 hp

	Range:		750 miles (1207 km)
	Cruise Speed:   155 mph ( 249 km/h)
	Max Speed:      190 mph ( 306 km/h)
	Ceiling:       	25,000 ft (7620 m)

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