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Grumman J2F Duck

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Category:Aircraft - Propeller
Aircraft - Propeller
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Used from:1936–1955
Used by:CivilMilitary
Manufacturer:US Grumman
Model:J2F Duck

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7. August 2018, 14:56
Nkululeko Godtfred Jansson
Pretty sure that is a J2F-6. Merits kit is a -5, even if the box says otherwise. But i am planning on doing the same thing.
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15. December 2014, 02:04
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Johan Hammar
The scene continues with the remnants of what looks like an old, all metallic, B-17 behind some fire. It looks like it's partly dismantled and more like a B-17B or B-17C than the B-17E present at Midway. The entire clip looks suspicious (about 7:20 into the film) if they didn't have some old decoys present (as I saw mentioned in an internet group somewhere). But as the Japanese was dismayed by the lack of aircraft at Midway they can not have been many.
8. July 2018, 17:50
Olivier
Thanks to you I have gone and watched the film. No Duck that is clear. But what biplane I have no clue.
8. July 2018, 19:50
Johan Hammar
Haven't figured it out either. But I'm wondering if Ford cut in some clip from Pearl Harbour into the film?

9. July 2018, 19:21
Dave Flitton
Watching to see what you come up with
9. July 2018, 19:48
Clifford Keesler
Watching also.
9. July 2018, 21:54
Johan Hammar
Hi everyone, I picked up the post below in another forum, it's very detailed. It again leads me to suspect that John Ford included a clip from the attack on Pearl Harbour (or somewhere else) into the Midway film. The burning double decker is not a "mock up blown apart" even if it looks hollow and the burning B-17(C or D?) in silver finish and partly dismantled is definitely not a slightly damaged B-17E flown in from Hawaii the same day. In another scene you can glimpse two E8N2 'Dave' flying in formation. This did certainly not happen during the Battle Of Midway (well, not if you can trust the very thorough book "Shattered Sword" anyway). So my belief is that Ford fleshed out his (undoubtedly genuine scenes) with some older material.

This is the post I found on forum.12oclockhigh.net/archive/index.php?t-24522.html

"Gents;

The J2F, the NAS hack, was destroyed on 4 June, burned out after strafing. There was also the "JFU", a mock up built of various pieces of metal and aircraft parts. That was hit by a bomb and blown apart.

There was one USAAF B-17E on the ground during the attack with a burned out engine. It was a 42nd BS (H) plane that had arrived the day before with that engine feathered and the crew was trying to fix it up and thus unable to depart prior to the attack. It was strafed, and suffered several holes and, amongst other damage, a flat tire. That was replaced and the aircraft was eventually flown back to Hawaii on three engines, but I don't recall exactly when.

There were also ten SB2U-3s on the ground during the attack, eight spares since the arrival of the SBD-2s, without crews to fly them (2046, 2048, 2052, 2054, 2055, 2056, 2058 & 2065), one that had its prop damaged during the pre dawn warm ups when a taxiing PBY hit it with its wing float (2059; both a/c became unserviceable, a spare was used during the attack) and one that returned after takeoff (2062). None of those were were destroyed either, though two (2048, 2058) were damaged enough to be unfit for further combat operations until overhauled.

FYI, that aviation database noted above contains numerous errors. Assuredly no VF-6 aircraft were lost on 1 June, and several other aircraft listed have incorrect dates. I assume the individual aircraft cards were used - but they are often inaccurate, as they were filled out retroactively and the most significant reason they were was to strike aircraft off charge - exact dates for that hardly mattered as long as it was listed stricken. A much more accurate record can be found in the ComAirBatFor weekly summary reports, although even they have errors (which can be found by pulling the Aircraft Trouble Reports, if extant - the investigation done after an accident.) or combat unit reports.

Mark E. Horan"
2. August 2018, 10:35
Johan Hammar
And just now I've seen the exact same shot (with the mysterious burning double decker and the dismantled B-17) in a documentary scene about Pearl Harbour. It's on Youtube here (1:11 into the clip): Youtube Video

 


So I think we can safely say that these frames are not from Midway.
17. August 2018, 18:23
Johan Hammar
OK, I've done the Midway Duck. Well tried anyway. Here's my take on the event and kit. plasticfantastique.com/proje..2/the-sitting-duck-the-duck/
9. October 2018, 18:20
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26. October 2017, 13:30
KollHBM
This is the backside of https://www.scalemates.com/kits/133398-octopus-pavla-72056-grumman-j2f-5-duck
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12. July 2015, 11:30
Robin Thwaites
Box States 1/48 scale. Instructions state (correctly) 1/54 scale. An old fit-the-box ITC moulding.
Interior appalling (includes half-crewmen). Caves oriels for 1/48 should just work on it.
20. May 2015, 01:47
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27. April 2015, 21:40
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23. March 2015, 06:36
Rob van Dodewaard
absoluut, spijt van dat ik hem destijds weggedaan heb
23. March 2015, 08:05
Calvin Gifford owns this item
12. January 2015, 22:07
Calvin Gifford
ITC used the name "Ringo" to clear out it's warehouse of model kits when it got out of the hobby business. The molds then went to Glencoe, which is still producing kits, but I think without the raised lines for the decals. The decals being produced by Scale-Master.
12. January 2015, 23:32
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4. February 2013, 18:38
Juergen Klueser
great model and scenary!
4. February 2013, 19:26
Wilfried Bogaerts owns this item
20. August 2012, 13:12
Burkhard D
From wishlist to stash in no time ;)
20. August 2012, 13:34
20. August 2012, 13:42
Wilfried Bogaerts
:) That was the easy part, from stash to display shelf will be another story ;)
20. August 2012, 13:48
Vitor Costa
well one good thing is that plastic takes about 2000 years to deteriorating so i think you have plenty of time
:)
20. August 2012, 14:01
Steve Wilson
Hi Will, very unusual and interesting subject. I'm already twitchy waiting for you to start building it... ;)
20. August 2012, 17:59
Jan Goormans
2000 years might not be enough with the stash Wilfried has :) :)
20. August 2012, 18:08
Wilfried Bogaerts
Just wait and see ! Once this heat wave is over I will be able to do some painting again, now it's just too hot in my hobby room for paint sessions, I'm only doing some minor construction and clean up work on kits. Damn Summer season...

Don't get me wrong, I do like nice and fair weather but once the t° rises above +22C ... bweuaaaark !!
20. August 2012, 18:25
Steve Wilson
Hey! Will, I'd rather 22C+ than 10 degrees below 0. And how did you get that little O next to the t in your post???????.....
21. August 2012, 07:02
Holger Kranich
Steve, press "shift" and the very left button in the number row of your keyboard ;)

Wow if Jesus had a stash like Willy, he would have finished now? ;)
21. August 2012, 07:24
Duncan Cook
Time will tell. :) I will be ther if it's finished.
25. August 2012, 17:31
guillaume bertrand wants this item
10. August 2012, 15:43
Wilfried Bogaerts
Oh I would love to add this to my wishlist but ... this is announced for +5 years (or even longer) now. Will we ever add it to our stash? Somebody knows more about this kit ?
11. August 2012, 07:42
Wilfried Bogaerts
Hé thx Burkhard ! Somehow this escaped my attention ?

I've never seen this kit on shop shelves or model contests and I also have marked this kit at Hannants so when it arrives I normally receive an email, never got an email for this one or I must have overlooked it, I'm getting old ? ;)

Thx again :)
11. August 2012, 12:22
guillaume bertrand
there are 5 in stock at Hannants
hannants.co.uk/product/PAV72056
11. August 2012, 13:39
Burkhard D
Hi Wilfried, I wasn't up to date either. I assumed the Octopus brand had been withdrawn and the kits were sold under the Pavla label now. I was suprised o find they are still available :)
11. August 2012, 13:55
Wilfried Bogaerts
Thx guys, at Hannants it is indeed available under the Pavla label (but with the Octopus box), maybe that's why there is some confusion. I have this feeling that Hannants is going to receive an order soon... ;)
11. August 2012, 18:02
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