This HU-16E Albatross USCG airplane is a replica wood scale model of the original aircraft manufactured by Grumman. The HU-16 Albatross is twin-radial engine amphibious seaplane primarily used for search and rescue missions. While this display model is completed with the U.S. Coast Guard markings, the Albatross has also been used by the USAF and the USN. The aircraft began service in 1949, was retired in 1961, and 466 aircraft had been built.
The UH-16 Albatross Coast Guard model aircraft is an authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft that has been faithfully reproduced with kiln dried Philippine mahogany wood. Each model is meticulously carved, hand sanded and painted following exact blueprint details of the original aircraft. The result is a handsome, wood airplane sculpture to be admired and enjoyed. It also arrives with an attractive wood base for display.