Hughes H-4 Hercules ‘Spruce Goose’

New price USD 23 million (1947)

The Hughes H-4 Hercules was developed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company as a prototype strategic airlift flying boat.

Specifications

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Hughes H-4 Hercules ‘Spruce Goose’ specifications

General

Manufactured
1947 - 1947
New purchase price
USD 23 million (1947)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
8x Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major
Piston
Power:
3,000 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
220 Kts
407 Km/h
Travel range:
2,600 Nm
4,815 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
20,900 feet
Rate of Climb:

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
181,436 Kg
399,994 lbs
Max Payload:
68,000 Kg
149,913 lbs

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About the Hughes H-4 Hercules ‘Spruce Goose’

The Hughes H-4 Hercules was developed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company as a prototype strategic airlift flying boat. It was planned to be a transatlantic flight transport to be used in the course of the Second World War, however, it was not completed promptly to be in service during the war. On November 2, 1947, the aircraft performed its first and only flight and there was only one prototype produced.

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