Custom HU-16 Albatross Plane Tag


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Taking its first flight in 1949, the amphibious Grumman Albatross saved lives as a combat search and rescue craft. Cut and engraved directly from the skin of a historic Grumman HU-18 Albatross decommissioned airplane, this limited edition, one-of-a-kind Plane Tag has been resurrected from its time in the clouds to live on as a versatile and practical memento. Over 100 years after humankind’s mechanical marvels conquered the skies, you too can hold a token of the immense feat of aviation in the palm of your hand.

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

Due to the customization production time, please allow 7-10 days for order processing on custom products. Domestic Shipping: 3-5 Days.

International Shipping: 8-15 days 

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    Frank D.
    United States
    I love my Planetags

    I have 23 planetags, mostly different planes, with a few duplicates. Most of the dupicates are for future gifts. I find the Planetag concept fascinating. How else could an old pilot like myself own pieces of actual airplanes that I love? Aviation is a tough business, and the scars on my tags are authentic like the age marks on my body. Our battle scars reflect each other. I love my planetags. They take me back to other days, at other times. I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and it is nice to remember.

    Bill S.
    United States United States
    HU 16 Albatross

    Good plane tag, cut from a Navy aircraft. Wished it had been cut from a United States Coast Guard HU16 E, International orange and white. The type I flew in 1968~1969 in Southeast Asia. Nice tag however. Also HC 130, United States Coast Guard, also International Orange and white. As a Note, the vast majority of the tags we purchase from Plane Tags(R) are given as gifts to military folks that I served with, or work with in business today.