Grumman HU-16E Albatross

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Grumman HU-16E Albatross (Birds Eye)
Manufacturer: Grumman
Base model: U-16
Designation: HU-16
Version: E
Nickname: Albatross
Equivalent to: UF-2G
Designation System: U.S. Air Force
Designation Period: 1952-Present
Basic role: Utility
Modified Mission: Search and Rescue
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Specifications
Length: 61' 3" 18.6 m
Height: 25' 10" 7.8 m
Wingspan: 96' 8" 29.4 m
Wingarea: 1,035.0 sq ft 96.1 sq m
Empty Weight: 22,883 lb 10,377 kg
Gross Weight: 35,700 lb 16,190 kg


Propulsion No. of Engines: 2
Powerplant: Wright R-1820-76B
Horsepower (each): 1425


Performance Range: 2,850 miles 4,589 km
Cruise Speed: 150 mph 241 km/h 130 kt
Max Speed: 236 mph 380 km/h 205 kt
Climb: 1,450 ft/min 441 m/min
Ceiling: 21,500 ft 6,552 m
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