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Columbia XJL-1

Early during World War II, Grumman decided to update their successful J2F amphibian biplane to an all-metal monoplane.  Because of production pressures for the TBF Avenger and F6F Hellcat, the project was farmed out to the Columbia Aircraft Company.

Two prototypes were built with the first flying in 1946.  The XJL-1 did not go into production.

 
 Specifications
 
Type: Utility Amphibian
Engines: one 1,350 hp (1007 kW) Wright R-1820-56 radial piston engine
 
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page updated 13 February 2008

 

 

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