Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules (“Spruce Goose”)

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One prototype built, flew only once, on November 2, 1947.

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(updated February 2009)

Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules (“Spruce Goose”)

Type:		long range passenger/cargo flying boat
Crew:		n/a
Crew:		n/a
Armament: 	none
	Length:        	219' (66.4m)
	Height:        	79' (24m)
	Wingspan:      	320 feet (96.9m)
	Wing area:	11,430 square feet (1050 sq m)
	Empty Weight:  	n/a
	Max Weight: 	400,000 pounds

	No. of Engines:	8
	Powerplant:    	Pratt and Whitney 28 cylinder R-4360
	Horsepower:	3000 hp each

	Range:		3,000-3,500 miles 
	Cruise Speed:   200 mph (322km/h)
	Max Speed:      n/a
	Ceiling:       	20,900 ft


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