The Grumman J2F Duck plays a pivotal roll in VENGEANCE at Midway and Guadalcanal, the second book in my Aviator Series. It is a fantastic aircraft. Its an amphibian (amphib) aircraft, that means it can land on the water or drop the landing gear and land on a runway. However, what makes the Duck different is that it also has a Tail-Hook! Thus the name; like a duck it can land anywhere.