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Spruce Goose, Hughes HK-1 Hercules
Code Number:
TARV01P03_17
Title:
Spruce Goose, Hughes HK-1 Hercules
Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft
First flight: 02/11/1947
Built: 1947
Unit cost: $2,500,000
Crew: 3
Length: 66.65 meters (218 feet 8 in)
Wingspan: 97.54 meters (320 feet 11 in)
Height: 24.18 meters (79 feet 4 in)
Loaded weight: 180,000 kg (400,000 lb)
Engines: 8 Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major radial engines, 3,000 hp (2,640 kW) each
Propellers: four-bladed Hamilton Standard
Propeller diameter: 5.23 meters (17 feet 2 in)
Cruise speed: 407.98 km/h (250 mph)
Range: 4,800 km (3,000 mi)
Service ceiling: 6,370 meters (20,900 feet)
Keywords:
Spruce Goose, Hughes HK-1 Hercules, (NX37602), Eight Engine, Heavy transport flying boat, Transporter, Float Plane, Airplane, Radial Engines, Piston, Prop, Propeller, Wright Brothers, Pioneers of Powered Flight, Research Aircraft, Aviation, Experimental, Flying Machine, history, Archive
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Wernher Krutein

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