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Image number
EVB2948441
Title
Aerial view of Hughes Flying-boat seaplane under construction at its dock in Long Beach, 1947. The prototype was named 'Hughes H-4 Hercules', but better known as the 'Spruce Goose' because of its wood (birch) construction. Developed as a troop transport, it was six times larger than any aircraft of its time. On Nov. 2, 1947 it made its only test flight, because the war that caused its creation was over
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black and white photograph
Description
Aerial view of Hughes Flying-boat seaplane under construction at its dock in Long Beach, 1947. The prototype was named 'Hughes H-4 Hercules', but better known as the 'Spruce Goose' because of its wood (birch) construction. Developed as a troop transport, it was six times larger than any aircraft of its time. On Nov. 2, 1947 it made its only test flight, because the war that caused its creation was over
Photo credit
Everett Collection / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ 20th century / spruce goose / aviation / wood construction / military / california / technology / historical / experimental plane / long beach / oversize / american / engineering / 1940s / history / hughes / howard / Photograph / Photography / Mzphoto

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