I am looking for a Grumman HU-16C Albatross. From what I have heard,
there was a 1/72 scale model made some time back, but it now out of
production. If someone out there has one, and is willing to part with
it, let me know and we can discuss the $$$$$ aspect of it. I posted a
couple of pics of the Albatross on alt.binaries.pictures.models.
Many thanks in advance,
Mad Modeller wrote in
since the mid
release was in
I get "U" for utility. I know all the letters are supposed to
meaning. What does the "H" stand for and were there other
besides helos of course.
"H" is "rescue", as in HH-3 (Rescue Helo) Jolly Green Giant. The
Albatross was originally SA-16, as in Search & Rescue Amphibian. I'm
sure that change was in the early '60s when everything was standardized.
In the US designation system, H can also stand for Search And Rescue
when it's a sub- mission designator. Thus the HC-130 or HH-53. The
sub-mission designator comes before the primary mission designator.
Thanks to the group for the info both at rms and to my email address
regarding the Albatross. I was able to get one at a reasonable price and
will start it shortly after I get it.
Again, thanks for y'alls input,