NAS GROSSE ILE

Grumman JRF-6 Goose
Furnished by William T Larkins                NASGI aircraft in California           Larkins Collections
The first goose was built in 1937. Data in this table is for an early military version. The retractable gear on this model was operated by a hand crank next to the pilot's seat. Later models had both retractable gear and floats, and a higher gross weight. Some geese were used in submarine patrol along the Atlantic coast during World War II. Military geese could be fitted with two 100 pound bombs or two 325 pound bombs.
 
Length 38 feet 4 inches
Wing span 49 feet
Gross weight 8000 pounds
Empty weight 5450 pounds
Cruising speed 140-190 mph
Fuel Capacity 220 gal


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