General Product Description
Our MyMahoganyModel Grumman G-21 Goose Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Grumman G-21 Goose Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can, however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original aircraft. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual aircraft.
If you require we can also make the Grumman G-21 Goose Model in any other airline, private livery or colour scheme you require and if necessary in a different size or scale. Just click here to contact us with a description or photographs of what you require, and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customization by return email. We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military jet, warplane jets, propeller warplanes, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce model airships, blimp, dirigible, blimps, boat and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. Again, by clicking here to contact us just let us know exactly what you need.
Grumman G-21 Goose Model Details
The Goose began life in the pre WW2 days as Grummans first design intended for civilian use, but most of the types production ultimately was against military orders placed during WW2.
The Gooses first flight occurred in June 1937. Grummans already extensive experience in building fighters for the US Navy was reflected in the Gooses rugged construction, features of which included a braced tailplane and deep two step hull. A retractable undercarriage was another feature. Initial civil production machines were designated the G21A.
The arrival of WW2 saw the Goose (a name originally bestowed on the aircraft by Britains Royal Air Force) enter military service with a number of allied air arms, the largest operator being the US Navy. Military orders from the US, Britain and Canada accounted for much of the Gooses 300 unit production run.
Postwar, surplus Gooses found their way into service with commercial operators worldwide, their unique amphibious capability and rugged construction ensuring their popularity in the coming decades.
A number of Gooses have been converted to turboprop power, McKinnon Enterprises (initially based in the US, and then Canada) first fitting Gooses with four 255kW (340hp) Lycoming GSO480 piston engines, and then with two Prattamp; Whitney Canada PT6s. Two versions of the latter were developed, the Turboprop Goose and the G21G TurboGoose which introduced enlarged cabin windows and retractable wingtip floats.