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 Propulsion: No. of Engines: 8 Powerplant: Pratt and Whitney 28 cylinder R-4360 Horsepower: 3000 hp each Performance: Range: 3,000-3,500 miles Cruise Speed: 200 mph (322km/h) Max Speed: n/a Ceiling: 20,900 ft Specifications: n/a
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