Grumman UF-1 (HU-16C)

  Base model:UF
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1955-1962
  Basic role:Utility

  Length: 60' 8" 18.4 m
  Height:24' 3" 7.3 m
  Wingspan: 80' 24.3 m
  Wingarea: 833.0 sq ft 77.3 sq m
  Empty Weight: 20,815 lb 9,439 kg
  Gross Weight: 28,670 lb 13,002 kg
  Max Weight: 33,000 lb 14,965 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Wright R-1820-76A
  Horsepower (each): 1425

  Range: 1,150 miles 1,851 km
  Cruise Speed: 150 mph 241 km/h 130 kt
  Max Speed: 238 mph 383 km/h 207 kt
  Climb: 1,430 ft/min 435 m/min
  Ceiling: 24,800 ft 7,558 m


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 Richard H. Endicott
 Portland, OR
I was a crewman on UF-1 141908. I was an Aviation Electronics Tech 3rd class at the time and flew as the radar operator out of NAF Oppama Japan. I fell in love with this aircraft, and after 28 years of Naval service, attaining the rank of CPO, and clocking hours in various aircraft, this bird stands out as the most fun of all of them. Open sea landings, jato take offs, and all day search and rescue missions, all were fun in this aircraft.
08/28/2010 @ 00:28 [ref: 29417]
 Richard Dube
 Mandan, ND
I was a crew member of a Grumman UF serial number 131890. I was the the a Aviation Machinist mate Plane Captian. My job was to look over the aircraft and do gas transfers from the drop tanks and pontoons. We operated out of Guam, Mariannas Islands during the Korean war. I liked the plane and we had very few problems, except for the seals between the Hamilton Standard propeller and its self contained oil tank, used for setting prop pitch. We had nothing but continued problems with oil leakage through this seal. Even the Hamilton Standard people were stumped over this. Anyway I still liked this aircraft, made many water landings in it, and liked the fact it was a amphib. Could taxi right up waterside ramps. The propeller reverse feature was great to in helping to turn the plane around on the ramps. The Uf was the last of the sea planes and understand that some are being taken out of storage and converted to civilian use.
12/30/2006 @ 08:15 [ref: 15040]


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