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HU-16E Albatross Airplane Model

One of your favorite miniature planes!

The Grumman HU-16 Albatross is a large twin-radial engine amphibious flying boat. Originally designated SA-16, it was renamed HU-16 in 1962.

The Albatross was designed to be able to land at sea in open ocean situations in order to effect the rescue of downed pilots. Its deep-V cross-section and substantial length helped make it possible for it to land in choppy conditions.

Since it weighs over 12,500 pounds, pilots must have a type rating in order to act as pilot or co-pilot on board the Albatross. There is a yearly Albatross fly-in at Boulder City, Nevada, where Albatross pilots can renew their type ratings.

Dimensions: 10.125"L x 15"W x 6"H
HU 16E Albatross Airplane Model
HU 16E Albatross Airplane Model

HU-16E Albatross Airplane Model


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