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Grumman JF/J2F Duck (SC) - Ginter Books - GI084CSN

Grumman JF/J2F Duck (SC) - Ginter Books - GI084CSN

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Grumman JF/J2F Duck. Naval Fighters 84. Book by Steve Ginter. The Duck was a 1931-design single-engine amphibious utility biplane easily distinguished by its main pontoon being faired into its fuselage. Includes a brief overview of Grumman's early development and the influences inherited from the Loening Company that lead to the versatile XJF-1 along with the type's development and service history including the J2F and each sub variant -1 through -6 along with the distinguishing characteristics of each iteration. Shows the Duck in US Navy, US Marine, US Coast Guard, USAAF, foreign and civilian liveries. Includes pictures and diagrams revealing intricate interior and exterior details of the airframe (including cockpit), underwing weapons, rigging and data tables. Well illustrated with 275 b/w and 3 color photos. Includes utility unit insignia and a modeler's section describing kits past and present; 128 pages.