Grumman HU-16E Albatross

Aircraft Details


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2 × Wright R-1820-76A Cyclone 9 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 1,425 hp (1,063 kW) each for take-off

Max Speed:

236 mph (380 km/h, 205 kn)

Cruising Speed:

124 mph (200 km/h, 108 kn)


2,850 mi (4,590 km, 2,480 nmi)

Wing Span:

96 ft 8 in (29.46 m)


62 ft 10 in (19.15 m)


25 ft 10 in (7.87 m)


37,500 lb (17,010 kg) Max Takeoff


Four to Six Crew - 10 Passengers

Service Ceiling:

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Aircraft History

The Grumman HU-16 Albatross is a large twin–radial engine 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.

Source: Wikipedia

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