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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 (SAR) 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 with production in Australia to commence in 2025.
|A U.S. Navy Grumman UF-1 Albatross|
|Role||Air-sea rescue flying boat|
Type of aircraft
|First flight||October 24, 1947|
|Retired||1995 (Hellenic Navy)|
|Primary users||United States Air Force|
United States Coast Guard
United States Navy
|Developed from||Grumman Mallard|
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