GRUMMAN JRF GOOSE

GOOSE SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Grumman Aircraft Engr. Corp., Bethpage, Long Is., New York, USA
Models: G-21, G-26, G-31, G-38, G-39
Designations: JRF; J3F, OA-9, OA-13, A-9
Name: Goose
First official flight: (Model G-21) 29/05/1937
(XJ3F-1) 07/09/1938
Factory production period: 1937 - 1945
Primary service period: 1939 - 1945
Last official flight: (JRF-5) 07/1956

GOOSE VARIANTS

1937 Model G-21 Model G-21 12  
1938 Model G-21A Model G-21A 30  
1940 Model G-21B Model G-21B 12 Total: 054
         
1938 Model G-26 XJ3F-1 1 Total: 001
         
1938 Model G-31 OA-9 26 Total: 026
         
1939 Model G-38 JRF-1 10  
1939 Model G-39 JRF-2 7  
1940 Model G-39 JRF-3 3  
1940 Model G-38 JRF-4 10  
1941 Model G-38 JRF-5 184  
1942 Model G-38 JRF-6B 50 Total: 264

Grand Total: 345

GOOSE PRODUCTION

Civil Aircraft

Model G-21
Twin-engined, commercial 7-seater
amphibious flying-boat. Most later
to G-21A standard.
Produced 1937

Grumman Bethpage, New York

civil reg. 1001 / 1012 12 Total: 012

Model G-21A
As Model G-21, modified hull,
engine upgrade. 4 to Peru military
as 2TP-1H / -4H.
Produced 1938 - 1942

Grumman Bethpage, New York

civil reg. mixed 1013 to 1188 30 Total: 030

Model G-21B
As Model G-21A, flying-boat
version for Portugal military,
wheels removed. US civil
reg.: NX97 / NX108.
Produced 1940

Grumman Bethpage, New York

(Portugal) 97 / 108 1088 / 1099 12 Total: 012

Military Aircraft

XJ3F-1
As Model G-21A, 8-seater utility
prototype for US Navy, engine
upgrade.
Produced 1938

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.1384 1021 1 Total: 001

OA-9
As Model G-21A, observation version
for USAAC, engine upgrade.
Produced 1938 - 1939

Grumman Bethpage, New York

38-556 / 38-581 1022 / 1047 26 Total: 026

JRF-1
As XJ3F-1, 7-seater utility
transport, engine upgrade.
Produced 1939 - 1940

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.1671 / 1680 1066 / 1075 10 Total: 010

JRF-2
As JRF-1, USCG version.
Produced 1939 - 1940

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

(USCG) V174 / V176 1063 / 1065    
(USCG) V184 / V187 1076 / 1079 7 Total: 007

JRF-3
As JRF-2, minor changes.
Produced 1940

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

(USCG) V190 / V192 1085 / 1087 3 Total: 003

JRF-4
As JRF-1, engine upgrade, optional
wing bomb racks, photo survey,
target towing gear.
Produced 1940 - 1941

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.3846 / 3855 1100 / 1109 10 Total: 010

JRF-5
As JRF-4, engine upgrade. 27
to USCG with 6 as 224 / 229.
Produced 1941 - 1945

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.6440 / 6454 1110 / 1124    
BuNo.04349 / 04358 1176 / 1185    
BuNo.34060 / 34071 1189 / 1200    
BuNo.34072 / 34094 B-1 / B-23    
BuNo.37771 / 37831 B-24 / B-84    
BuNo.39747, 39748
- 2 to Cuban Navy as 56, 57.
1186, 1187    
BuNo.84790 / 84818 B-85 / B-113    
BuNo.87720 / 87751 B-114 / B-145 184 Total: 184
11 additional airframes cancelled.

JRF-6B
As JRF-5, Lend-Lease version for RN.
Original RN s/n: BW778 / BW827.
36 returned to USN post-WW2 and
assigned BuNo. 66325 / 66359, 89492.
Produced 1941 - 1943

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.0181B / 0230B 1125 / 1174 50 Total: 050
All delivered as Goose Mk. IA to:
(RAF) FP475 / FP524
- 44 delivered to RAF.
- 1 to Bolivia as TAM-15.
- 5 to USAAF as OA-9.

 

Grand Total: 345

GOOSE CONVERSIONS

US Navy / USCG

JRF-1A 5 JRF-1, 1939-1944, target towing / photo survey duties.
JRF-5G 25 JRF-5, 1950-1955, post-WW2 USCG designation.
JRF-6 15 JRF-5, 1952-1955, modified radios / nav equipment.
1942, civil aircraft impressed from commercial / private owners:
(Model G-21A) JRF-1
Assigned BuNo. 07004, 09782, 99078.
3  
(Model G-21A) JRF-4
Assigned BuNo. 09767.
1  
(Model G-21A) JRF-5
Assigned BuNo. 35921, 48229.
2 Total: 6

USAAF / USAF

OA-9 6 5 Goose Mk. IA, 1942-1947, repossessed aircraft from Royal Navy. 
Assigned s/n: 42-106979 / 42-106983.
1 JRF-5(34092), 1947-1949, Pantobase prototype with the EDO Corp.
Assigned s/n: 48-128. Redesignated as ZA-9 in 1948.
ZA-9A 1 OA-9(38-564), 1948-1949, last OA-9 redesignated as obsolete.
OA-13A 3 Model G-21A, 1942-1946, aircraft impressed from civil owners.
Assigned s/n: 42-38214, 42-38215, 42-97055.
OA-13B 2 JRF-5, 1945-1946, USN transfers to USAAF.
Assigned s/n: 45-49088, 45-49089.

British RAF / RN / RCAF

Goose Mk. I

15

Model G-21A, 1938-1945, transfers to the RAF and RCAF.
2 assigned RAF s/n: HK822, MV993.
13 assigned RCAF s/n: 796 / 798, 917, 924 / 926, 939 / 944.
Goose Mk. II 20 JRF-5, 1944-1955, transfers to the RN and RCAF.
4 assigned RN s/n: FP470 / FP473. 2 back to USN 1946 as
BuNo.66360, 66361.
16 assigned RCAF s/n: 382 / 397.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Goose amphibians in military service with Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Cuba,
   England, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Paraguay, Peru,
   Portugal and Sweden.
 - Three (BuNo. 37782, 37783, 37805) military experimental conversions by the
   EDO Corp., New York from 1950 - 1955.
 - Kaman Aircraft Corp., Connecticut used oneJRF-5 (BuNo. 04351) as the
Model
   K-16B for tilt-rotor experimental development from 1956 - 1962.
 - McKinnon Enterprises Inc., Oregon converted Goose aircraft from 1958 as the
   G-21C (new c/n: 1201 / 1204); G-21D (new c/n: 1251 / 1255); G-21E (new c/n:
   1211 / 2025); G-21F (new c/n: 1206 / 1210) and G-21G (new c/n: 1203, 1205,
   1226 / 1250) built specifically as the 4 piston-engined G-21C (1958, 2, c/n: 1201,
   1202); G-21D (1960, 1, c/n: 1251) and twin turbo-prop G-21C Hybrid (1968, 2, c/n:
   1203, 1204); G-21D Hybrid (1960, (1), c/n: 1251); G-21E (1970, 1, c/n: 1211) and
   G-21G (1968, 3, c/n: 1205, 1226, 1240). There were also general G-21A Turbo
   Goose conversions.

GRUMMAN J4F WIDGEON

WIDGEON SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Grumman Aircraft Engr. Corp., Bethpage, Long Is., New York, USA
Model: G-44
Designations: J4F; OA-14
Names: Widgeon; Gosling (RN)
First official flight: (Model XG-44) 28/06/1940
(J4F-1) 1941
Factory production period: 1940 - 1949
Primary service period: 1941 - 1945
Last official flight: (J4F-1) 1945

WIDGEON VARIANTS

1940 Model G-44 Model G-44 44  
1944 Model G-44A Model G-44A 76 Total: 120
         
1941 Model G-44 J4F-1 25  
1942 Model G-44 J4F-2 131 Total: 156

Grand Total: 276

1949 Foreign built - France:
Model G-44A
SCAN Type 30

42

Grand Total: 042

WIDGEON PRODUCTION

Civil Aircraft

Model G-44
As Model G-21A, smaller 5-seater
version, engine upgrade. Prototype
(c/n: 1201), designated as XG-44.
Produced 1940 - 1942

Grumman Bethpage, New York

civil reg. 1201 / 1221    
civil reg. 1230 / 1240    
(Portugal) 119 / 130 1241 / 1252 44 Total: 044

Model G-44A
As G-44, redesigned hull, minor
changes. Prototype (c/n: 1401),
designated as XG-44A.
Produced 1944 - 1949

Grumman Bethpage, New York

civil reg. 1401 / 1476 76 Total: 076

Military Aircraft

J4F-1
As Model G-44, 3-seater version
for USCG. Upper fuselage hatch.
V221 to USN as BuNo. 34585.
Produced 1941 - 1942

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

(USCG) V197 / V204 1222 / 1229    
(USCG) V205 / V221 1253 / 1269 25 Total: 025

J4F-2
As Model G-44, 5-seater
version for US Navy. BuNo.
33952 to USCG as 221.
12 later to USCG in 1946.
Produced 1942 - 1945

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.30151 1270    
BuNo.32937 / 32986 1291 / 1340    
BuNo.33952 / 33957 mixed 1273 to 1282    
BuNo.7711 / 37770 1341 / 1400    
(Brazil) FAB-01 / FAB-14
- Designated as UC4F-2.
mixed 1271 to 1290 131 Total: 131

 

Grand Total: 276

Foreign built - France:
SCAN Type 30
As Model G-44A, French built
version, engine upgrade. First
aircraft was the prototype.
Produced 1948 - 1949

Societe de Constructions Aero-Navales
du Port Neuf (SCAN), La Rochelle, France

F-WFDM (civil reg.) 01    
civil reg. 1 / 41 42 Grand Total: 042

WIDGEON CONVERSIONS

US Navy

XJ4F-2

1

J4F-2(32972), 1949-1954, test-bed with the NACA.
1942, civil aircraft impressed from commercial / private owners:
(Model G-44) J4F-2
Assigned BuNo. 09789, 99074 / 99077.
5 Total: 5

USAAF

OA-14

16

G-44, 1942-1945, aircraft impressed from civil owners.
Assigned s/n: 42-38216 / 42-38223, 42-38285,
42-38339, 42-38340, 42-38355, 42-38356,
42-43460, 42-53003, 44-52997.

British Royal Navy

Gosling Mk. I

18

17 J4F-2 / 1 G-44 (s/n unk), 1942-1945, transfers to the RN.
Name changed to Widgeon Mk. I in 1944. Assigned RN s/n:
FP455 / FP469, FP474, JS996.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Widgeon amphibians in military service with Brazil, Cuba, England, Israel,
   Portugal, Thailand and Uruguay.
 - One J4F-2 (BuNo. 32976) for experimental tests by the NACA and EDO Corp.,
   New York from 1947 - 1955, later designated as the E-175.
 - Up to 70 conversions from 1953 by McKinnon Enterprises Inc., Oregon (and
   other companies) with engine / airframe upgrades as the
Super Widgeon.
 - Up to 15 Lycoming radial engine upgrades of SCAN-30 aircraft from 1953 by
   the Pacific Aircraft Engineering Corp. (PACE) / Lee Mansdorf & Co., California
   as the PACE Gannet and Gannet Super Widgeon.

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