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H-4 Spruce Goose

H-4 Spruce Goose

H-4 Spruce Goose

The famous eccentric Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, the Spruce Goose, was the largest airplane ever built. It was almost six times bigger than any aircraft of its time. And to this day it remains one of the world's largest aircraft.

The H-4 Spruce Goose was 218 feet (66.6m) long, and had a wingspan of 319 feet (98m). It was designed as a long distance cargo aircraft to provide an alternative heavy transport to ships which were suffering heavy losses in the Atlantic during World War Two. It was finished in 1947 after the war ended and made just one historic flight and was never flown again.

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