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Flysimware - Grumman G44A Widgeon for MSFS


The G-44A is an American high-wing, twin-engine, amphibious lightaircraft produced by the Grumman Aerospace Corporation in the late1930s. Grumman envisioned a smaller version of its G-21 Goose, whichhad proven successful as a business transport aircraft. Called theWidgeon, the prototype of the aircraft first flew in July of 1940,intended for the civil market.

World War II intervened, however, and the production aircraftentered service for the militaries of the United States andBritain. At the end of the conflict, Grumman revisited the civilianconcept for the airframe and released the G-44A Widgeon. The G-44A,with seating for six including the pilot, quickly became well-known asa reliable, durable machine eminently capable of operation from bothland and water, notably in austere and remote areas like those ofAlaska.


The Widgeon is driven by two wing-mounted Ranger 6-440-C5six-cylinder engines that each produce 200 horsepower. The airplanehas a maximum speed of 160 miles per hour, a climb rate of 1,750 feetper minute, and a ceiling of 18,000 feet above sea level.

A classic gem in the history of aviation, the Grumman G-44A Widgeonallows pilots to access the sky from either land or water, and do soconfidently. From inside the cockpit of the burly machine, aviatorscan launch into the heights from a modern airport, then touch down ona river deep in the backcountry, then leap again into the air from theshore. A go-anywhere craft, the Widgeon provides one of the rarestopportunities to be found in the world of aviation, one that combinespiloting with exploration.


The Widgeon was originally designed for the civil market. It issmaller but otherwise similar to Grumman's earlier G-21 Goose, and wasproduced from 1941 to 1955. The aircraft was used during World War IIas a small patrol and utility machine by the United States Navy, USCoast Guard and by the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm.

The first prototype flew in 1940, and the first production aircraftwent to the United States Navy as an anti-submarine aircraft. Intotal, 276 were built by Grumman, including 176 for themilitary. During World War II, they served with the US Navy, CoastGuard, Civil Air Patrol and Army Air Force, as well as with theBritish Royal Navy, who gave it the service name Gosling.


Flysimware Information

Almost all parts animated throughout the interior model. Withcustom coding we have accurate systems down to the smallestdetails. We have included Flysimware's GNS 530. Includes a popupwindows for a service hangar, aircraft options, startup procedures anda live payload manager. This is Flysimware's first model that wasdeveloped with 3DS MAX giving you full AO effects on all 3Dparts. Flysimware keeps improving the quality and overall systems foreach project.



  • Real World operational
  • Realistic flight dynamics
  • 4K full PBR textures
  • Interactive environment sounds produced through Wwise
  • Custom coding for real World gauges and animations
  • Garmin GTX327 / Garmin GMA 340 / Garmin GNS 530
  • Bendix ADF KR 87 / Bendix DME KN 62A
  • High quality pilots
  • Windshield rain visuals
  • Full exterior icing visuals
  • Parking mode / chocks / Tie Downs / Engine Plugs
  • Full custom coded checklist with interactive copilot


  • Custom engine sound set
  • Interactive environment sounds produced through Wwise


Paint Themes

  • U.S. Navy V202 - Military
  • U.S. Coast Guard V203 - Military
  • U.S. Rescue - Military
  • Italian Navy N141R - Military
  • N24475 - Civilian

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