Grumman G-44 Widgeon

Amphibious Utility Aircraft

Grumman G-44 Widgeon - Red Bull © Karsten Palt
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The Grumman G-44 Widgeon is a twin-engined six-seat amphibious utility aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. The G-44 in US military service was designated J4F by the United States Navy and Coast Guard and OA-14 by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF).
The G-44 was license-built in France by Societe de Construction Aero-Navale as the SCAN-30. McKinnon Enterprises converted more than 70 Widgeons to Super Widgeons. The conversion includes new Avco Lycoming GO-480-B1D engines (270 hp / 201 kW), modern avionics, 3-bladed propellers, larger windows, improved soundproofing, emergency exits and an increased MTOW of 2495 kg / 5500lbs.
Crew1
Passengers5
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelFairchild Ranger 6-440C-5
Engine Power (each)149 kW200 hp
Speed246 km/h133 kts
  153 mph
Service Ceiling4.450 m14.600 ft
Range1.482 km800 NM
921 mi.
Empty Weight1.447 kg3.190 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.041 kg4.500 lbs
Wing Span12,19 m39 ft 12 in
Wing Area22,8 m245 ft
Length9,47 m31 ft 1 in
Height3,48 m11 ft 5 in
First Flight28.06.1940
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1941-1955
Total Production345
ICAO CodeG44
Data for (Version)Grumman J4F-2 Widgeon
VariantsG-44, G-44A, J4F-1, J4F-2, OA-14, Gosling I (Widgeon I), SCAN-30

[Photo-ID: 6437] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Grumman G-44A Widgeon, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), , c/n 1449, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman
G-44A Widgeon
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 6438] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Grumman G-44A Widgeon, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), , c/n 1449, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman
G-44A Widgeon
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 11049] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman J4F-2 Widgeon, United States Navy, 32976, c/n 1330, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
J4F-2 Widgeon
United States Navy
Reg.: 32976
c/n: 1330
 
Petulant Porpoise
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11050] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman J4F-2 Widgeon, United States Navy, 32976, c/n 1330, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
J4F-2 Widgeon
United States Navy
Reg.: 32976
c/n: 1330
 
Petulant Porpoise
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]