Grumman G-73 Mallard. Specifications. A photo.
Grumman G-73 Mallard. Specifications. A photo.

Grumman G-73 Mallard. Specifications. A photo.


Grumman G-73 Mallard - American Multi-Purpose Utility amphibious aircraft designed «Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation» Aircraft Corporation in 1946 year.


Photo Grumman G-73 Mallard


American aircraft manufacturers began developing the Grumman G-73 Mallard amphibious aircraft in the first half of the 40s of the last century. The new aircraft was intended mainly for servicing air destinations with cities and towns that did not have the ability to organize a runway, moreover, American aircraft manufacturers worked not only to meet the goals of their own air carriers, but also to foreign markets, in particular, the greatest demand for aircraft This type was observed on the part of Canada, whose authorities intended to organize effective air communication with the northern regions, where the arrangement of airports was impractical, while there was clearly a need to make flights to these regions.


Grumman G-73 Mallard photo


Aircraft Grumman G-73 Mallard has a multi-purpose, and the history of its operation, the aircraft was used not only in the field of civil aviation, but also in the field of military aircraft, which was used as a means for transportation of troops and as a transport aircraft means and even to perform search and rescue operations.

In late April, 1946 years, amphibious aircraft model Grumman G-73 Mallard underwent its first test trials, which successfully completed, as a consequence, the aircraft has a project near the end of the year 1946 was sent into production, where he was for five years. Over the entire period of release, the American aircraft manufacturers 59 aircraft of this model were built, of which, to date only a few preserved specimens, most of which is in complete working order, however, due to the lack of expediency, not exploited.


Aircraft Grumman G-73 Mallard


On its board, depending on the layout of the cabin, the aircraft Grumman G-73 Mallard may 10 to transport passengers, while the total capacity of the aircraft is 12 people (including two crew members). aircraft Salon is designed for transportation and quite bulky cargo, however, the payload can not exceed 1,5 tons.

The amphibious aircraft Grumman G-73 Mallard is equipped with a power plant consisting of two radial aircraft engines of the Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S3H1 Wasp brand, each of which has its own thrust of 600 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to develop cruising speed of 300 km / h, as well as freely cover distances of 2220 kilometers, which is more than acceptable.


Specifications Grumman G-73 Mallard.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 10 people;
  • aircraft Length: 14,73 m .;
  • Wingspan: 20,42 m .;
  • Plane Height: 5,72 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 4240 kg .;
  • Payload: 1540 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 5780 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 300 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 320 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2220 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4320 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S3H1 Wasp;
  • Power: 2 x 600 hp


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