|Turbo Mallard VP-CLK at Toussus le Noble, in Paris, in 2003|
|The Mallard was the second largest of the Grumman
amphibian family and was developed in the immediate post-war years
under the designation G-73 and powered by two Pratt and Whitney Wasp
radial piston engines.
The hull provided air-conditoned and heated comfort for ten passengers in two compartments, with the two crew on a separate flightdeck.
Several were acquired by airlines, including Chalk's in the USA, and some VIP examples were built, including one for King Farouk of Egypt. The type flies on in small numbers with private owners.