Grumman Duck
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Box art by Unknown
Key Information
Kit name Grumman J2F6 Duck
Ref. number 03031
Price £9.99
Scale 1:72
Dimensions (mm) L144 x W165
Skill level
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Kit contents
Parts 68
Transfer sheets 1

Used by every branch of the United States armed forces from before the Second World War to just after, the J2F Duck proved to be a rugged and dependable utility floatplane. Deployed in a variety of uses from air-sea rescue to anti-submarine patrols, the Duck was to be found from the cold wastes of Alaska to the heart of the South Pacific. Also exported, the Duck found widespread use in South America, where its strength and easy flight characteristics were much appreciated.

This military workhorse did a tremendous job but never got the publicity of its more glamorous cousins. It could carry bombs, act as a transport, be used for photo-reconnaissance and rescues, usually when the normal aircraft for these roles were unavailable for both the USN and the USCG.

This tremendous utility aircraft was flown by many countries well after the war ended

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