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Grumman Albatross: A History of the Legendary Seaplane
     

Grumman Albatross: A History of the Legendary Seaplane

by Wayne Mutza
 
The Albatross was the premier fixed-wing rescue aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard. Its very colorful history begins in 1946 and spans nearly a quarter of a century, including service with twenty-two foreign nations. With a total of 466 built by Grumman, more than eighty examples still thrive on the civil register. The Albatross also saw extensive

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The Albatross was the premier fixed-wing rescue aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard. Its very colorful history begins in 1946 and spans nearly a quarter of a century, including service with twenty-two foreign nations. With a total of 466 built by Grumman, more than eighty examples still thrive on the civil register. The Albatross also saw extensive service in the Korean and Vietnam wars. The fascinating history of this unique aircraft is complemented by over 200 photographs including many in color showing the great variations in color schemes and markings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887409134
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Series:
A Schiffer Military History Book Ser.
Pages:
107
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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