Grumman HU-16 Albatross

ICAO aircraft code U16
Manufacturer Grumman
Country United States
New price USD 9 million

The Grumman HU-16 Albatross is a large, twin–radial engined amphibious seaplane that was used by the United States Air Force (USAF), the U.S.

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Grumman HU-16 Albatross specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
U16
Manufacturer
Grumman
Manufactured
1949 - 1961
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 9 million

Aircraft performance

Engine:
2x Wright R-1820-76 Cyclone 9
Piston
Power:
1,425 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
205 Kts
380 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
70 Kts
Travel range:
2,480 Nm
4,593 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
1.48 Nm / gallon
0.724 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
21,500 feet
Rate of Climb:
1450 feet / minute
7.37meter / second
Take Off Distance:
762 meter - 2,499.97 feet
Landing Distance:
410 meter - 1,345.13 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
17,010 Kg
37,500 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
14,965 Kg
32,992 lbs
Max Payload:
4,535 Kg
9,998 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
1,709 gallon
6,469 liter

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About the Grumman HU-16 Albatross

The Grumman HU-16 Albatross is a large, twin–radial engined 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. A new build G-111T Albatross with modern avionics and engines was proposed in 2021.

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