Grumman Widgeon

Gumman Widgeon

The Grumman Widgeon was a fast amphibian designed for the"carriage trade" of private fliers. Widgeons are know for doing yeoman service in the coastal patrol under the insigne of the Cival Air Patrol.Shortly before WWII. 15 were used by the USAF as OA-14, 25 by the USCG and 131 by the USN. 345 were built.

Span: 40 ft. 31 in.
Length: 31 ft. 0 in.
Height: 9 ft. 0in.
Gross Weight: 4500 lbs.
Empty Weight: 3100 lbs.
Fuel: 108 gal
Engine: Two 200 hp Ranger air-cooled, inverted in-line engines.(many today have been retrofitted with horizantally opposed flat six cylinder engines)

Cruising speed: 150 mph.
Range: 775 miles
Rate of Climb: 870 ft/min.
Manufactured by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, Bethpage, Long Island

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