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HU-16E Albatross 1/72 Scale Model Aircraft

HU-16E Albatross 1/72 Scale Model Aircraft
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Price: $135.95
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Model: AHU16T
Dimensions: Length: 10.13 x Span: 16.13

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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 wavy 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.

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