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J2F Duck

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Grumman J2F-3 Duck in U.S. Coast Guard service.

The Grumman J2F Duck was a single-engine amphibious biplane. It was originally designated as the Grumman G-15. It was produced from 1933 to 1945.

The Duck's main pontoon was part of the fuselage, making it a flying boat despite the similarity to a conventional landplane which has been float-equipped.

The aircraft was used by both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard as utility aircraft for missions including mapping, rescue work, photography, and a target training.

Specifications (J2F-6)

Data from Jane’s Fighting Aircraft of World War II[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two (pilot and observer)
  • Capacity: two rescued airmen
  • Length: 34 ft 0 in (10.37 m)
  • Wingspan: 39 ft 0 in (11.9 m)
  • Height: 13 ft 11 in (4.25 m)
  • Wing area: 409 ft² (38 m²)
  • Empty weight: 5,480 lb (2,485 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 7,700 lb (3,496 kg)
  • Powerplant:Wright R-1820-54 nine-cylinder radial engine, 900 hp (670 kW)




  1. Jane, Fred T. “ The Grumman Duck .” Jane’s Fighting Aircraft of World War II. London: Studio, 1946. p. 235-236 . ISBN 1 85170 493 0.

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