PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group donated primer and topcoats to repaint a reconstructed Grumman HU-16 Albatross search-and-rescue amphibian aircraft for the Air Rescue Museum that will appear at air shows as a “flying museum.”
Desoprime HS/CA 7233 military primer and Desothane HS/CA 8200 series military and defense topcoats helped recreate a 1957 U.S. Air Force Air Rescue Service paint scheme, and Desothane HS/CA 8800 clear topcoat provided a final high-gloss protective finish.
Albatross airplanes were designed in the 1940s by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Co., predecessor to Northrop Grumman. This plane was reconstructed from multiple airplanes. Northrop Grumman donated the painting services.