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HU-16 USAF

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Regular Price:: $187.95
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Item Number: 0593
The versatile "Albatross" amphibian was designed to meet a Navy requirement for a utility aircraft which could operate from land or water and, with skis, from snow and ice. The prototype first flew on October 24, 1947 and soon after the USAF ordered a quantity for air-sea rescue duties as SA-16As. (In 1962 the USAF designation was changed to HU-16.) Grumman delivered 297 "-A"s to the Air Force; most were assigned to the Air Rescue Service.
 
Mahogany wood. Scale: 1/72. Wingspan 16 1/2 inches, Length 11 inches.