Grumman HU-16E Albatross

Shown here is a U.S. Coast Guard Grumman HU-16E Albatross and a Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard in March 1964, probably at Air Station Mobile. The Coast Guard acquired 91 HU-16Es, with the first entering service in 1951. The last Coast Guard HU-16E was retired in 1983. The Coast Guard acquired 99 HH-52As, beginning in 1963, and retired the last one in service in 1989. For over 30 years, these amphibious aircraft were the "workhorses" of the Coast Guard's air fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Grumman HU-16E Albatross
Bigbird, Jul 21, 2010
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