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Mallard is built very near to scale and is available in many formats. It has a realistic appearance and is fully textured. It has animateable features including ailerons, flaps, elevators, rudder, propellers, and landing gear retraction..
The Grumman G-73 Mallard is a medium, twin engine amphibious aircraft. Manufactured from 1946 to 1951, production ended when Grumman's larger SA-16 Albatross was introduced.
Many have been modified by replacing the original Pratt & Whitney Wasp H radial engines with modern turboprop engines. Building on the success of the Goose and Widgeon, Grumman Aircraft developed Design 73, the larger 'Mallard' for commercial use. Retaining many of the features of the smaller aircraft, such as twin radials, high wings with underwing floats, retractable gear and a large straight tail, the company built 59 Mallards between 1946 and 1951. Unlike the smaller aircraft, the Mallard featured tricycle gear, a stressed skin, two step hull and wingtip fuel tanks.