Grumman HU-16D Albatross

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    Grumman HU-16D Albatross - 1:7scale. 6/20082


    Twin-radial engine amphibious flying craft. Originally designated SA-16, it was re-named HU-16 in 1962.
    The Albatross was designed to be able to land at sea in open ocean situations to effect the rescue of downed pilotsd. Its clean-V cross-section and substantial length helped make it possible for it to land in wavy conditions.
    The US Coast Guard is regulatly provisioned by the US Navy and the US Air Force. The Albatross is used for rescue but also for scientific purposes, environmental protection, surveillance of fishing zones, and sources of marine pollution.
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