Grumman G-21A / JRF Goose

G-21A/JRF Goose picture
First flown in 1937, the G-21 Goose was procured by the U.S. Army in 1938 under the designation OA-9, with others purchased from private owners being called OA-13As. The U.S. Navy also purchased the type, and designated it JRF, with numerous versions. The Goose was used for transport, photographic survey, search and rescue, navigational training, and other purposes.

Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia here.
(updated February 2009)

Grumman G-21A / JRF Goose

Type:		multi-role amphibian flying boat
Crew:		2, plus 4-6 passengers
Armament: 	two 250 lb. depth charges

	Length:        	38' 4" (11.68 m)
	Height:        	15' 0" (4.57 m)
	Wingspan:      	49' 0" (14.94 m)
	Wing area:	375 sq. ft (34.84 sq. m)
	Empty Weight:  	5425 lb (2461 kg)
	Max Weight: 	7955 lb (3608 kg) max at takeoff

	No. of Engines:	2
	Powerplant:    	Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN6 Wasp Junior radial
	Horsepower:	450 hp each

	Range:		640 miles (1030 km)
	Cruise Speed:   191 mph ( 307 km/h) at 5000 ft
	Max Speed:      201 mph ( 323 km/h) at 5000 ft
	Ceiling:       	21,000 ft (6400 m)

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