Grumman J2F Duck PDF eBook + Aircraft Flight Manuals

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  • 2 magazines, 4 manuals, & photos
  • PDF contains 465 pages
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August 2003

  • THE UGLY DUCKLING: The Grumman JF/J2F aircraft contributed most to the Allied Victory in World War II.
  • GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION ADVERTISING: World War II to the Space Age.
  • DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE: A two-place F-86 Sabre?
  • DAYLIGHT BOMBING: From Schweinfurt to Baghdad

August 1994

  • Three Generations of Combat Corsairs – O2U, F4U, A-7
  • Seabirds of the Navy, Grumman’s Mighty Ducks – Geese & Widgeons

Manuals & Photos

  • J2F-3 Pilot’s Handbook
  • J2F-5 Pilot’s Handbook
  • J2F-6 Pilot’s Handbook, 1945
  • J2F-4 Erection Maintenance, 1939
  • Over 100 photos of the Grumman J2F Duck
  • J2F-6 Specifications
  • Variants
  • On Display
  • Videos

General Characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 2 survivors / passengers
  • Length: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)
  • Wingspan: 39 ft 0 in (11.89 m)
  • Height: 13 ft 11 in (4.24 m)
  • Wing area: 409 sq ft (38.0 m2)
  • Airfoil: Clark CHY
  • Empty weight: 5,480 lb (2,486 kg)
  • Gross weight: 7,700 lb (3,493 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1820-54 Cyclone 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 900 hp (670 kW)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed constant-speed propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 190 mph (310 km/h, 170 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 155 mph (249 km/h, 135 kn)
  • Stall speed: 70 mph (110 km/h, 61 kn)
  • Range: 780 mi (1,260 km, 680 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,100 m)

Armament

  • Guns: 1 × Browning .30 cal machine gun (7.62 mm) on flexible mount in rear cockpit
  • Bombs: 2× 100 lb (45 kg) bombs or 325 lb (147 kg) depth charges underwing
  • J2F-1 – Initial production version with 750 hp R-1820-20 engines, 29 built. J2F-2 – United States Marine Corps version with nose and dorsal guns and underwing bomb racks, 21 built.
  • J2F-2A – As J2F-2 with minor changes for use in the United States Virgin Islands, nine built.
  • J2F-3 – J2F-2 but powered by an 850 hp R-1820-26 engine, 20 built.
  • J2F-4 – J2F-2 but powered by an 850 hp R-1820-30 engine and fitted with target towing equipment, 32 built.
  • J2F-5 – J2F-2 but powered by a 1,050 hp R-1820-54 engine, 144 built.
  • J2F-6 – Columbia Aircraft built version of the J2F-5 with a 1,050 hp R-1820-64 engine in a long-chord cowling, fitted with underwing bomb racks and provision for target towing gear; 330 built.
  • OA-12 – Air-sea rescue conversion for the United States Army Air Forces (and later United States Air Force, OA-12A).
  • 1649 – J2F-4 airworthy with the Mid America Flight Museum in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
  • 33549 – J2F-6 airworthy at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida.
  • 33559 – J2F-6 airworthy at the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon.
  • 33581 – J2F-6 on static display at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.
  • 33587 – J2F-6 on static display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 33594 – J2F-6 airworthy with Comanche Warbirds Inc. in Houston, Texas.
  • 33614 – J2F-6 under restoration to airworthy for Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida.
  • 36976 – J2F-6 on static display at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
  • 48-0563 – OA-12 in storage with the Skyfire Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware.