May 14th, 2013, 07:21
I just bought the old Alphasim, now Virtavia, Grumman HU-16 Albatross package and got tempted to put some Norwegian decals on her. Luckily for us Norwegians the package include the special SA-16B ASW (later simply called HU-16B ASW) model with the large nose radome and underwing weapon racks. The nose radome is a bit out of shape I believe, but overal a very welcome model to cover the link between the Catalina and the P-3 Orion in Norwegian service.It is painted as WH-D from 330 Sqn as it looked in the mid 1960's.
And for the Viking title, not only is it a Norgwegian Albatross, but 330 Sqn had (and stil have) a viking ship in the squadron Crest.