Grumman G-64 (HU-16/SA-16) / G-111 Albatross

Amphibious Utility Aircraft

Grumman HU-16A Albatross United States Air Force (USAF) 51-0022 96 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The HU-16 / SA-16 Albatross is a twin-engined military amphibious utility aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. The Albatross was originally designated SA-16 and renamed HU-16 in 1962.
The G-111 is a civil amphibious airliner conversion variant (certification April/1980).
Crew2
Passengers10 (28 G-111)
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelWright R-1820-76A Cyclone
Engine Power (each)1063 kW1425 hp
Speed380 km/h205 kts
  236 mph
Service Ceiling6.553 m21.500 ft
Range4.587 km2.477 NM
2.850 mi.
Empty Weight10.380 kg22.884 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight16.193 kg35.700 lbs
Wing Span29,46 m96 ft 8 in
Wing Area96,2 m²1035 ft²
Length18,67 m61 ft 3 in
Height7,87 m25 ft 10 in
First Flight24.10.1947
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1949-1961
Total Production459
ICAO CodeU16
Data for (Version)Grumman HU-160 Albatros
VariantsSA-16A / HU-16A, HU-16A (UF-1), HU-16B, SHU-16B, HU-16C (UF-1), LU-16C (UF-1L), HU-16D (UF-1), TU-16C (UF-1T), HU-16D (UF-2), HU-16E (UF-1G), G-111, CSR-110

[Photo-ID: 3009] © Hartmut Ehlers 0000-00-00
Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, Royal Malaysian Air Force, M35-01, c/n G451,© Hartmut Ehlers, Grumman
CSR-110 Albatross
Royal Malaysian Air Force
Reg.: M35-01
c/n: G451
 
One of two a/c briefly in TUDM
RMAF Museum (Muzium TUDM), Simpang Base [Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur (WMKF)]
[Photo-ID: 12211] © Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Grumman HU-16A Albatross, Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), MM50-179, c/n G.68,© Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman
HU-16A Albatross
Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare)
Reg.: MM50-179
c/n: G.68
 
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 12212] © Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Grumman HU-16A Albatross, Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), MM50-179, c/n G.68,© Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman
HU-16A Albatross
Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare)
Reg.: MM50-179
c/n: G.68
 
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 11047] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman HU-16A Albatross, United States Air Force (USAF), 51-0022, c/n 96,© Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
HU-16A Albatross
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 51-0022
c/n: 96
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11048] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman HU-16A Albatross, United States Air Force (USAF), 51-0022, c/n 96,© Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
HU-16A Albatross
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 51-0022
c/n: 96
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10679] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Grumman HU-16B Albatross
, Spanish Air Force, AD.1B-8, c/n G.187,© Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
HU-16B Albatross
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: AD.1B-8
c/n: G.187
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 10680] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Grumman HU-16B Albatross
, Spanish Air Force, AD.1B-8, c/n G.187,© Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
HU-16B Albatross
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: AD.1B-8
c/n: G.187
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 5432] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Grumman HU-16B Albatross, United States Air Force (USAF), 51-5282, c/n G-163,© Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
HU-16B Albatross
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 51-5282
c/n: G-163
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 13240] © Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Grumman HU-16B Albatross, United States Air Force (USAF), 51-7163, c/n 213,© Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman
HU-16B Albatross
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 51-7163
c/n: 213
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11302] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Grumman HU-16E Albatross, United States Coast Guard, 1293, c/n 370,© Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
HU-16E Albatross
United States Coast Guard
Reg.: 1293
c/n: 370
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11303] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Grumman HU-16E Albatross, United States Coast Guard, 1293, c/n 370,© Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
HU-16E Albatross
United States Coast Guard
Reg.: 1293
c/n: 370
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6304] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Grumman HU-16B Albatross, , N7024S, c/n G-258,© Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
HU-16B Albatross
Reg.: N7024S
c/n: G-258
 
ex USAF 51-7195
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]