Planes and Choppers
Grumman HU-16A Albatross MM50179/15-5
Search and rescue aircraft photographed outside the Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna Di Valle, central Italy, on 12 October 2012. C/n G-68.
The crane is the one originally used to lift seaplanes out of the water, Lake Bracciano.
This aircraft operated with 85º Gruppo of 15º Stormo based at Rome Ciampino. Its last flight was in 1978 to the Museum when it landed on Lake Bracciano.
Picture added on 17 May 2013 at 08:34