/ Grumman Widgeon
The Widgeon was originally designed for the civil market.
It is smaller, but otherwise similar to Grumman’s earlier G-21 Goose, and was produced from 1941 to 1955.
The aircraft was used during World War II as a small patrol and utility machine by the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.
The first prototype flew in 1940, and the first production aircraft went to the US Navy as an antisubmarine aircraft.
In total, 276 were built by Grumman, including 176 for the military.
During World War II, they served with the US Navy, Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol, and Army Air Force, as well as with the British Royal Navy, which gave it the service name Gosling.
Main production variant, this includes the J4F series military variants listed below.
Improved post-war production variant with redesigned hull.
G-44 for the United States Coast Guard with three seats.
United States Navy version of the J4F-1 with 5-seat interior.
Fifteen G-44s impressed into wartime service with the United States Army Air Forces.
One new aircraft for the Corps of Engineers.
Fifteen J4F-2s transferred to the Royal Navy, later renamed Widgeon I
SCAN Type 30
G-44A Licence-built in France using Metric standards and not Anodized as were original Grumman-built aircraft.
Pacific Aerospace Engineering Corporation conversions of S.C.A.N. 30s, powered by 300 hp (220 kW) Lycoming R-680-13 radial engines.
Later known as the Gannet Super Widgeon
31 ft 1 in (9.47 m)
40 ft 0 in (12.19 m)
11 ft 5 in (3.48 m)
245 sq ft (22.8 m2)
3,240 lb (1,470 kg)
4,525 lb (2,053 kg)
2 × Ranger L-440-5 air-cooled inverted six-cylinder inline engine, 200 hp (150 kW) each
153 mph (246 km/h, 133 kn)
138 mph (222 km/h, 120 kn)
920 mi (1,480 km, 800 nmi)
14,600 ft (4,500 m)
Rate of climb
700 ft/min (3.6 m/s)
1 or 2 × .30 in (7.62 mm) or .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns, firing out the side windows
1 × 200 lb (90 kg) depth charge in anti-submarine role.
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