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Grumman HU-16 Albatross

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HU-16B
GR7901

HU-16B
GR7902

HU-16
GR02002

HU-16B
GR02003

Designed for the US Navy as an a/c capable of operating from land or water, or snow & ice with skis, the HU-16 first flew on 24/OCT/1947. The USAF operated this type as SA-16As for air/sea rescue missions. Saw combat service in Korea & Vietnam.

General:

Type: Utility

Crew: 5/6

Seating: 22

First Flight: 24/Oct/1947

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

62' 0"

25' 10"

96' 8"

lbs.

35,700 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Power plant:

2

1425 hp per engine

Wright R-1820-76

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

2850 miles

236 mph

165 mph

- ft/sec

21,500 ft

Armament:

None

       

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