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Grumman HU-16 Albatross

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1:1 scale of the HU-16A at Dirgantara Mandala Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and the HU-16E at the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida, USA.

Application: Air-sea rescue, flying boat
Manufacturer: Grumman
Primary Users:
United States Air Force
United States Coast Guard
United States Navy
Hellenic Navy
First flight: 24 October 1947
Production: 466 Aircraft
Production started: 1949 - 1961
Retired: 1995
Operation status: Retired


What's a HU-16 Albatross?
The Grumman HU-16 was a large, twin–radial engined amphibious seaplane that was used by the United States Air Force (USAF), the U.S. Navy (USN), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), primarily as a search and rescue aircraft. Originally designated as the SA-16 for the USAF and the JR2F-1 and UF-1 for the USN and USCG, it was redesignated as the HU-16 in 1962. An improvement of the design of the Grumman Mallard, the Albatross was developed to land in open-ocean situations to accomplish rescues. Its deep-V hull cross-section and keel length enable it to land in the open sea. The Albatross was designed for optimal 4-foot (1.2 m) seas, and could land in more severe conditions, but required JATO (jet-assisted takeoff, or simply booster rockets) for takeoff in 8–10-foot (2.4–3.0 m) seas or greater.
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