HD Footage Of Hughes H-4 Hercules Before Maiden Flight In California

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Hughes H-4 Hercules flying boat taxiing on two inboard engines in water moments before its maiden flight. A ship in the background and a helicopter in flight.

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The flying boat starts all eight engines, accelerates toward flying speed and her hull rises in the water as she approaches lift off on maiden flight. Location: United States. Date: November 2, 1947.

The Hughes H-4 Hercules also known as the “Spruce Goose” is a prototype strategic airlift flying boat designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company.

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The aircraft made only one brief flight on November 2, 1947, and the project never advanced beyond the single example produced.

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