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 to develop the Grumman G-73 Mallard amphibious aircraft in the first half of the 40-s of the last century. The new aircraft was intended mainly for servicing of aircraft routes with cities and towns that do not have the ability to organize the runway, and American aircraft manufacturers worked not only to meet the goals of their own carriers, but also to foreign markets, in particular, the greatest demand for aircraft of this type was observed on the part of Canada, whose authorities intended to organize an effective air service with the northern regions, where the structure of airports ylo impractical, while the need for the commission of flights to these regions clearly had.

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.

Amphibian Grumman G-73 Mallard equipped power plant consisting of two radial aircraft engine brand Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S3H1 Wasp, each of which has its own traction in 600 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to develop cruising speed 300 km \ h., as well as freely to overcome the distance in 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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