Grumman J4F-1 'Widgeon'
|  Base model:||J4F|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Navy / Marines|
|  Designation Period:||1931-1955|
|  Basic role:||General Utility|
|  Length:|| 31' 1"|| 9.4 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 40'|| 12.1 m|
|  Gross Weight:|| 4,500 lb|| 2,040 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 2|
|  Powerplant:|| Ranger L-440|
|  Horsepower (each):|| 4500|
|  Max Speed:|| 165 mph|| 265 km/h|| 143 kt|
Examples of this type may be found at
J4F-1 on display
National Museum of Naval Aviation
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Recent comments by our visitors
| George Farinas|
Panama City, OTH
| The MARINA DE GUERRA CONSTITUCIONAL (Cuban Naval Air Arm) before the Communists took over in 1959, operated four J4F-2 Widgeons. |
05/30/2015 @ 02:49 [ref: 69109]
| Jim Parke's photo is of a Navy version of the Grumman Albatross. |
12/05/2013 @ 14:33 [ref: 68212]
| Carl Braddock|
| This aircraft is stored at the Innisfree Jet Center. It is owned by Mr. Julian Macqueen. If you are ever in Pensacola, Florida, USA please call. I would love to
give you a tour of our facility www.innisfreejetcenter.com You may reach me at 850-436-4500 to schedule a tour.
07/12/2008 @ 08:46 [ref: 21860]
| Julian MacQueen|
| I own N67867 for thos who are trying to find out more about the plane.
You may contact me at Julian@innisfree.com
02/06/2008 @ 18:53 [ref: 19583]
| Sandra Mathews|
| I was just at a fish camp (Ekuk, Alaska) where I finally met Albert Ball, a long time bush pilot in Alaska. He owns what is reported to be the only Widgeon that ever successfully sunk a german sub during wwii. That's the story, anyway. His company still flies it, it's an awesome shape, and is beautiful. Albert Ball is now 93, but flew that plane for years and years. e-mail me if you'd like a photograph of the plane or information on how to contact Albert Ball. |
08/06/2007 @ 16:30 [ref: 17491]
| TR WROBEL|
| the photo of "908" is not a J4f-1 Widgen,,,,,,,it is a HU-16C model Albatros,,,,,, Midway SAR DET flew HU-16's into the mid -70's |
06/27/2005 @ 00:17 [ref: 10600]
| Manuel Freire|
| Dear Sir.
I live in Portugal, a country "not listed" belonging to the European Community and not to Florida.
Here, in Lisbon, you can find two Grumman Widgeon in two different museums. They look perfect, and they were two of the twelve received from the United States in 1942 with the designation G - 44.
They were used by naval aviation and my father stationed in S. Jacinto, Aveiro, flew many hours in them looking for ships and persons in danger in the Atlantic Ocean, during World War two. I have a photography of one of them and I shall be glad to send it to you..
05/10/2005 @ 18:48 [ref: 10178]
| The Widgeon could carry 1x325 lb depth charge. The Widgeon made the first Coast Guard sinking of an eneny submarine on August 1 212 when it sank U166 in the Gulf of Mexico |
03/12/2005 @ 21:00 [ref: 9693]
| M. Criner|
| According to daveswarbirds.com and a few other sources, the 4500 max weight is accurate. The horsepower is rated at 200 hp per engine. |
01/22/2005 @ 00:31 [ref: 9208]
| N67867 is currently undergoing a double engine change. |
01/12/2005 @ 11:56 [ref: 9119]
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