July I did a blog post about the Grumman Goose largely because I feature this
plane in my upcoming novel “Leviathan Deterrent”, which will be published later
this year, the sequel to my first novel “Whisper.” I mistakenly stated in that post that this is
the same plane that is used in the movies “The Expendables” and that they wreck
in the “The Expendables 2.” It was
actually a larger later version, the Grumman Albatross that they
used in the Expendable movies.
See my post from July. http://thomaswilsonstoryteller.blogspot.com/2012/07/grumman-goose.html
After the success of the Goose and World War II, Grumman Aircraft developed the larger Mallard for commercial use. It had many of the features of the smaller craft (the Goose and Widgeon) such as the twin radial engines, high wing, underwing floats, retractable gear and a slightly larger tail. They built 59 Mallards between 1946 and 1951.