HU-16E Albatros aircraft

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This product was added to our catalog on 29 March, 2011
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First prototype of amphibian airplane rose into the air in October 1947. Good speed characteristics were ensured by two ten-cylinder engines R-1820-76A, 1425hp each. After the test program, US Navy has adopted new hydroplane for armament. First serial amphibians were produced by Grumman company in June 1949 in SA-16A version. In January 1956 new version SA-16B was built with the larger wingspan. Hydroplanes were actively used during the Korean War and in Vietnam. In Korea and Vietnam crews of amphibians managed to save life of 229 pilots. In total 464 aircraft were built in various modifications.

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