Hughes HK 1 H 4 Flying Boat Manual

Many questioned the practicality of the aircraft, and after the war ended the project was roundly criticized as a boondoggle. Howard Hughes decided to prove the plane could fly.

Author: Hughes Tool Company

Publisher: Periscope Film LLC

ISBN: 193532778X

Category: Transportation

Page: 172

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The legendary Hercules flying boat was designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company. Intended to defeat the German U-boat threat, the plane was intended to be a super transport that could ferry 750 troops from the USA to Europe, and serve as an aerial ambulance on the return flight. Owing to wartime restrictions on the use of aluminum, the prototype Hercules was built using laminated birch wood. Although company CEO Howard Hughes hated it, the name "Spruce Goose" was coined for the plane and it stuck. The HK-1 (later designated H-4) would be the largest flying boat ever built, and one of history's largest and most expensive planes. Many questioned the practicality of the aircraft, and after the war ended the project was roundly criticized as a boondoggle. Howard Hughes decided to prove the plane could fly. On November 2, 1947 he and a crew of 21 conducted a series of taxi tests with the plane. On the last test, the plane became airborne for a brief time and flew just under two miles at an altitude of roughly 70 feet. It would never fly again, but Hughes had silenced his critics. This Hughes Flying Boat Manual was originally prepared for the U.S. Government's War Department by the Hughes Tool Co., and made available through the Freedom of Information Act. It provides an overview of this massive plane's design and operation for the pilot and flight crew, and puts you right in the cockpit of one of history's great planes. Please note: because this document originated from an archival copy, legibility can vary and some images may be substandard.
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R 4360

... that the two prototype aircraft were constructed Hughes HFB-1, H-4, HK-1 Hercules “Spruce Goose” It must have. from sketches such as this. (Courtesy of Pratt & Whitney) extinguishing system was employed. (Hughes Flying Boat Manual.

Author: Graham White

Publisher: Specialty Press

ISBN: 9781580071734

Category: History

Page: 608

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Leaving no stone unturned, this book provides a detailed account of the inner workings of the R-4360. Also covered is the engineäó»s development history, variations, and its military, commercial, and racing applications.
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Emergency

Until recently Howard Hughes's " Spruce Goose , " more correctly known as the " Hughes Flying Boat , H - 4 , HK - 1 , " was also on display near the ... Insanity Epidemic " Episode # 6.14 Production # 44901 CHAPTER 12 Episode Guide 245.

Author: Richard Yokley

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 076374896X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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The hit television show that helped revolutionize emergency medical care in the streets is still a favorite with fans all over the world. When the show premiered in 1972 fire department paramedic services were being piloted in just a handful of cities. By 1977 over 50% of the US population was within 10 minutes of a paramedic unit. The paramedics of Fire Station 51 showed viewers critical techniques such as CPR that saved lives both on screen and off. Emergency! Behind the Scene contains real life tales from the production crew - from medical and fire technical advisors, cast members and writer, to paramedics and fire fighters. Learn more about Johnny Gage, Roy DeSoto, Dixie McCall and the rest of the Station 51 Rampart General Hospital staff. If you are a fire fighter, paramedic or simply a fan you will enjoy this in depth look behind the scenes.
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Naval Aviation News

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ISBN: UCAL:B4263414

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 536

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Big Wings

... for the Hughes flying-boat; bottom right: The fuselage of the HK-l under way from Culver City to the Long Beach facility where final assembly would take place in 1947. __ F...“ ..| _.-... spa. in. ma a..." _4 h... INSTRUCTIONS FOR ...

Author: Philip Kaplan

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844151783

Category: History

Page: 273

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In the history of aviation there have been many attempts to produce aircraft of extraordinary proportions to expand the limits of technology and create new performance standards. With few exceptions, the early attempts did not become the successes envisaged until post-World War II when such aircraft as the Boeing B-52 long-range heavy bomber and the Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' airliner changed the face of aviation in both the military and civil roles. Big Wings is a well-researched, highly informative and sometimes nostalgic look at the sixteen most significant giants of the air. Each chosen aircraft is introduced and its raison d'?tre explained, then follows an in-depth review of the successful and failed technical aspects of the design, its operational history, first-hand accounts from those that had flown the aircraft and finally some startling facts and statistics. The aircraft selected are as follows: Military - Douglas B-19, Boeing B-29, Consolidated B-36, Northrop B-49 and Boeing B-52, Airliners - Bristol Brabazon, Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, Heavy Lifters - Messerschmitt Me323, Consolidated XC-99, Lockheed C5 and Antonov AN-225, Flying Boats - Dornier Do-X, Martin JRM Mars, Hughes HK-1 and Saunders Roe Princess.
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Wings of Wood Wings of Metal

Ford Motor Company , 103 , 107–8 , 110 , 132 , 152 ; aircraft division , 112–13 ; 4 - AT , 110 , 111 ; 5 - AT , 110–11 ... purchase of Duramold process , 187 Hughes , Thomas P. , 57 Hughes Aircraft Company , 190 , HK - 1 / H - 4 Gadamer ...

Author: Eric Schatzberg

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ISBN: UOM:39076002008824

Category: Transportation

Page: 313

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Schatzberg shows that American aeronautical engineers and airplane designers were swayed by the symbolism of airplane materials, a symbolism that linked metal with technological progress and wood with preindustrial craft traditions. This symbolism encouraged the aeronautical community to focus research and development on metal airplanes at the expense of promising projects involving wood - despite the fact that other countries continued to produce highly successful aircraft with wood through the end of World War II. According to Schatzberg, technical personnel in the American military played the key role in this process. They had little evidence for metal's superiority but used their dominant influence to press the case that metal was the wave of the future and that airplanes would inevitably follow ships and abandon wood.
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Flight and Aircraft Engineer

74 Hispanic and Luso - Brazilian Councils reception for R.A.F. Goodwill mission , 546 Hispano - Suiza Nene with afterburner ... 498 Hufford press arrives at Shorts , 583 Hughes HK - 1 flying - boat P. and W. installations , 67 XF - 98 ...

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ISBN: UFL:31262094015863

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 1052

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Folthorp s afterw Page s Court guide and general directory for Brighton Hove and Cliftonville Continued as Page s afterw Towner s Brighton Hove and suburban directory

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ISBN: OXFORD:555075213

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ISBN: UOM:39015058373765

Category: American literature

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