A thing of beauty developed by a madman

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The Hughes H-4 Hercules is a prototype strategic airlift flying boat designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company. Intended as a transatlantic flight transport for use during World War II, it was not completed in time to be used in the war. Wikipedia
Wingspan: 320′ 0″
Length: 219′
Weight: 300,000 lbs
First flight: November 2, 1947
Engine type: Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major
Designers: Howard Hughes, Henry J. Kaiser

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