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, G-47
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-5G) mid-1950's

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  
1941 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.
Produced 1937

Grumman Bethpage, New York

civil reg. 1001 / 1012 12 Total: 012

Model G-21A
As Model G-21, modified hull.
3 to RCAF as 917, 925, 926.
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.
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, optional wings 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.
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.
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 RAF.
Original RAF s/n: BW778 / BW827.
All returned to USN post-WW2 and
assigned BuNo. 66325 / 66374.
Produced 1941 - 1942

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.
- 5 to USAAF as OA-9.

Model G-47 - Proposed patrol / utility version, cancelled.

Grand Total: 345

GOOSE CONVERSIONS

US Navy / USCG

JRF-1A 5 JRF-1, target towing / photo survey duties.
JRF-3A 1+ JRF-3, target towing / photo survey duties.
JRF-5G 15 JRF-5, transfers to the USCG. 6 assigned USCG s/n: V224 / V229.
1942, civil aircraft impressed from commercial / private owners:
(Model G-21A) JRF-1
Assigned BuNo. 07004, 09782.
2  
(Model G-21A) JRF-4
Assigned BuNo. 09767, 35921.
2  
(Model G-21A) JRF-5
Assigned BuNo. 48229.
1 Total: 5

USAAF / USAF

OA-9 5 Goose Mk. IA, 1942-1948, repossessed aircraft from Royal Navy. 
Assigned s/n: 42-106979 / 42-106983.
(A-9) 5 1948, redesignation of OA-9.
(ZA-9) 1 A-9, 1948, redesignation as obsolete.
A-9A 1 JRF-5(84795), 1948-1952, "Pantobase" system test-bed.
Assigned s/n: 48-128.
1942, civil aircraft impressed from commercial / private owners:
(Model G-21 / G-21A) OA-13A
Assigned s/n: 42-38214, 42-38215,
42-97055.
3  
(Model G-21A) OA-13B
Assigned s/n: 45-49088, 45-49089.
Both from previously impressed
JRF-4 / -5 aircraft.
2 Total: 5

British RAF / RCAF

Goose Mk. I

17

16 JRF-5 / 1 Model G-21A, transfers to the RAF and Royal Navy.
Assigned RAF s/n: FP470 / FP474, FP738 / FP747, HK822,
MV993. 8 retained by US Navy.
Goose Mk. II 29 17 JRF-5 / 4 Model G-21 / 8 Model G-21A, 1939-1945, transfers
to the RCAF. Assigned RCAF s/n: 382 / 398 (JRF-5), 796 / 798,
924 / 926 (last 2 as new), 939 / 944.
Goose Mk. III 1 Model G-21A, 1938-1942, transfer to the RCAF as VIP transport.
Assigned RCAF s/n: 917 (as new).

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Goose amphibians in military service with Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada,
   Cuba, England, France, Japan, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal and Sweden.
 - Several military experimental conversions by Edo Corp., New York and Kaman
   Aircraft Corp., Connecticut (as the
Model K-16B) in the 1950's.
 - Over 10 conversions from 1958 by McKinnon Enterprises Inc., Oregon as the
   4-engined
G-21C (3) / G-21D (1) and twin turbo-prop G-21C / G-21D / G-21E
   Turboprop Goose (1) / G-21F / G-21G Turbo-Goose (5).
 - New built Goose amphibians built by Antilles Seaplanes LLC, North Carolina
   as the
Antilles Super Goose.
 - Many sold on the civil market to commercial and private operators.

GRUMMAN J4F WIDGEON

WIDGEON SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Grumman Aircraft Engr. Corp., Bethpage, Long Is., New York, USA
Models: G-44, G-74
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 - 1941

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.
Produced 1941 - 1942

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

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

J4F-2
As J4F-1, 5-seater
version for US Navy.
Produced 1941 - 1945

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.09789 1289    
BuNo.09805 / 09816 mixed 1271 to 1288    
BuNo.30151 1270    
BuNo.32937 / 32986 1291 / 1340    
BuNo.33952 / 33957 mixed 1273 to 1282    
BuNo.34585 1290    
BuNo.37711 / 37770 1341 / 1400 131 Total: 131
14 to Brazil as UC4F-2, FAB-01 / -14.

Model G-74 - Proposed post-WW2 development, cancelled.

Grand Total: 276

Foreign built - France:
SCAN Type 30
As Model G-44A, French built
version, engine upgrade. First
aircraft was the prototype. 8 only
sold, remaining 33 airframes to
US in 1952.
Produced 1948 - 1949

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

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

WIDGEON CONVERSIONS

USAAF

1942, civil aircraft impressed from commercial / private owners:
(Model G-44) OA-14
Assigned s/n: 42-38216 / 42-38223, 42-38285,
42-38339, 42-38340, 42-38355, 42-38356,
42-43460, 42-53003.
15  
(Model G-44) OA-14A
Assigned s/n: 44-52997.
1 Total: 16

British Royal Navy

Gosling Mk. I

16

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

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Widgeon amphibians in military service with Brazil, England, Israel,
   Portugal, Thailand and Uruguay.
 - One military experimental conversion by Edo Corp., New York.
 - Up to 70 conversions from 1953 by McKinnon Enterprises Inc., Oregon
   as the
Super Widgeon.
 - Several radial engine conversions by PACE/Mansdorf, California as
   the
Mansdorf Widgeon and the PACE Gannet.
 - Many sold on the civil market to commercial and private operators.

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