Model Airplane News
September, 1947

Model Airplane News Cover for September, 1947 by Jo Kotula Grumman Mallard

Grumman "Mallard"
Model Airplane News Cover Art for September, 1947
by Jo Kotula
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The Grumman G-73 "Mallard" is a large, twin engine amphibious aircraft. Building on the success of the Goose and Widgeon, Grumman Aircraft developed Design 73, the larger "Mallard" for commercial use. Manufactured from 1946 to 1951, production ended when Grumman's larger HU-16 Albatross was introduced.

 The Grumman Goose    The Grumman Widgeon      The Grumman Albatross

Left to right:"Goose", "Widgeon", "Albatross"
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Retaining many of the features of the smaller aircraft, such as twin radials, high wings with underwing floats, retractable gear and a large straight tail, the company built 59 Mallards between 1946 and 1951. Unlike the smaller aircraft, the Mallard featured tricycle gear, a stressed skin, two step hull and wingtip fuel tanks.

The Grumman Mallard      The Grumman Mallard

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