The G-44 Widgeon was first flown in July 1940 and of the 167 examples built by Long Island based Grumman, 15 served with the Royal Navy as communications aircraft in the West Indies. They equipped 738 and 857 Squadrons between 1944 and 1945 and after the Second World War most were transferred to the United States Navy. Despite the original Roy Cross artwork for the box of the Airfix kit, none of the Royal Navy’s Widgeons were ever directly involved in conflict. Even with the Kriegsmarine!
JagerHobby has just introduced the Grumman G-44 Widgeon Seaplane ! This plane is patterned after the full-scale Widgeons that carry sportsmen to remote hunting and fishing locales. Jager’s Grumman allows you to lift-off and land on your own spectacular lake and enjoy solid sport flight performance while it is in the air. The kit features a fiberglass fuselage, float,s nacels and cowls along with a foam veneered wing and tail, stabilizing strakes, optimized step placement and a water rudder for outstanding surface handling. The Widgeon is ready when you are.
The twin-engine model GRUMMAN G-44 Widgeon is modeled on the American model and gives the modeler the opportunity to create a voluminous and detailed water flight model. The GRUMMAN G-44 Widgeon is water-start capable, with the water launch relatively low demands on the pilot and represents a real change from the normal model flight. For use on land, a pluggable suspension or even a retractable landing gear can be realized. The GRP motor nacelles allow the use of ic, as well as electric motors. For transport reasons, the wing is made in three parts
In order to keep the price of the kit from our own,production as low as possible, we refrain from any small parts, hinges and stickers and limit ourselves to the essentials.
Span: 2320 mm
Weight: 6000-7500 g
Profile: Clark Y mod.
Control: Transverse, height, side, engine
Engine: from 2 * 500 W or 2 * 7.5 ccm