Floyd Bennett Field - HARP - Grumman HU-16E Albatross Amphibian
Bill Maloney

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01GrummanHU16Albatross 02GrummanAlbatross 03WrightR1820RadialEngine 04R1820PropHubRadiator
01 Grumman HU-16 Albatross 02 Grumman Albatross 03 Wright R-1820 Radial Engine 04 R-1820 Prop Hub Radiator
05R1820PropellerHub 06R1820MaintenancePlatform 07AlbatrossCoastGuardInsignia 08GrummanAlbatrossNoseGear
05 R-1820 Propeller Hub 06 R-1820 Maintenance Platform 07 Albatross Coast Guard Insignia 08 Grumman Albatross Nose Gear
09GrummanAlbatrossMainGear 10GrummanAlbatrossMainGear 11GrummanAlbatrossMainGear 12GrummanAlbatrossMainGear
09 Grumman Albatross Main Gear 10 Grumman Albatross Main Gear 11 Grumman Albatross Main Gear 12 Grumman Albatross Main Gear
13GrummanAlbatrossMainGear 14AlbatrossCorrosionRepairs 15WrightR1820RadialEngine 16WrightR1820RadialEngine
13 Grumman Albatross Main Gear 14 Albatross Corrosion Repairs 15 Wright R-1820 Radial Engine 16 Wright R-1820 Radial Engine

Grumman HU-16E Albatross Amphibian Specifications:

Grumman HU-16 Albatross Amphibians at other Aviation Museums in the Northeast
Grumman HU-16 Albatross Amphibian Grumman Albatross
A Grumman Albatross Amphibian at the New England Air Museum near Hartford, CT Another Grumman HU-16 Albatross can be found at the USAF Museum in Dayton, OH

Length: 62 feet 10 inches
96 feet, 8 inches
25 feet, 10 inches
Empty 20,000lbs Loaded - 36,000lbs
Max Speed: 250mph
Cruise Speed: 165mph
Range: 1,650 miles with external fuel
Service Ceiling: 22,000 feet
Fuel Capacity: 1,075 gallons internal, 600 externally
Powerplant: Two Wright R-1820 radial engines 1,425hp each
First Flight: Oct. 24, 1947
Cost: $510,000

I found a really neat video of a Grumman Albatross Flyby on Myspace. It must have just lifted off as you can see the water from the wheel wells draining out and misting in the slipstream behind the aircraft.

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