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Albatross Model Numbers

The Albatross went through a number of designation changes throughout its life. Various designations were used to identify short wing and long wing variants. USN, USAF, USCG and RCAF models each had different numbers, with further differentiation between long wing and short wing. In addition, there were several special purpose designations for Navy Triphibians, Navy Trainers and Anti-Submarine conversions. In 1962, the Department of Defense, created a new numbering scheme where by all services would use common designations with suffixes for idenfication of variants. Click here for more information on this change.

In general, when the terms 'A model' and 'B model' are used they refer to short wing and long wing models respectively. The short wings include all variants of the UF-1 and SA-16A, as well as all xU-16a and xU-16C's. The Long wings include all variants of the UF-2, SA-16B, CSR-110, as well as HU-16B, HU-16D, HU-16E and SHU-16B.

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Base Model1962 RedesignationLong Wing ConversionComments
XJR2F-1n/an/aPrototype - 2 Built
USAF Numbering before 1962
Base Model1962 RedesignationLong Wing ConversionComments
SA-16AHU-16ASA-16B/HU-16BUSAF
SA-16BHU-16Bn/aUSAF
SA-16B/ASWSHU-16Bn/aAnti-Submarine
USN Numbering before 1962
Base Model1962 RedesignationLong Wing ConversionComments
UF-1HU-16CUF-2/HU-16DUSN
UF-1TTU-16Cn/aUSN - Trainer
UF-1LLU-16Cn/aUSN - Triphibians
UF-2HU-16Dn/aUSN
USCG Numbering before 1962
Base Model1962 RedesignationLong Wing ConversionComments
UF-1Gn/aUF-2G/HU-16EUSCG
UF-2GHU-16En/aUSCG
RCAF Numbering
Base Model1962 RedesignationLong Wing ConversionComments
CSR-110n/an/aRCAF
After 1962 Redesignation
Base Model1962 RedesignationLong Wing ConversionComments
HU-16Awas SA-16AHU-16BUSAF
HU-16Bwas SA-16Bn/aUSAF
HU-16Cwas UF-1HU-16DUSN
HU-16Dwas UF-2n/aUSN
HU-16Ewas UF-2Gn/aUSCG
SHU-16Bwas SA-16B/ASWn/aASW Version
TU-16Cwas UF-1Tn/aUSN Trainer Version
LU-16Cwas UF-1Ln/aUSN Triphibian