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