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Grumman G-44/J4F Widgeon

    The eight-seat Grumman Goose JRF-6 led to development of smaller, cheaper version that came to be known as the Grumman Widgeon. This type was acquired by the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard under the designation J4F in 1941.
    In August 1942 the crew of a Widgeon scored the first Coast Guard kill of an enemy submarine when a Widgeon stationed in Louisiana sank the German U-166 off of the Passes of Mississippi River.

 Grumman G-44/J4F Widgeon

Type:Transport/Coastal/ASW/Utility
Crew:Pilot, Co-pilot, plus 3 passengers
Armament:One 325 lb. depth charge
Specifications:
Length: 31 Feet 1 inch
Height:11 Feet 5 inches
Wingspan: 40 Feet  0 inch
Wing area:  245 Square Feet
Max Weight: 4500 Pounds max at takeoff
Propulsion:
Number of Engines:Two
Powerplant:Ranger L-440C-5 inline engine
Horsepower:200 hp each
Performance:
Range:920 miles
Cruise Speed:138 mph
Max Speed:153 mph
Ceiling:14,600 Feet


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