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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 16, 2006 09:32PM

Cargo Aircraft Prototype:
Largest wingspan: 319 feet, 11 inches with a wing area that covers 11,430 square feet.
Features full cantilever wing and tail surfaces.
Tallest aircraft: 79 feet, 3 3/8 inches.
Length: 218 fee 6 ¼ inches.
Largest wooden aircraft: the entire airframe is composed of laminated wood.
Primary control surfaces, except the flaps, are fabric-covered.
Power: Eight Pratt & Whitney R-4360, 3,000 horsepower engines.
Propellers: Eight, 17 feet, 2 inch diameter.
Weight, Empty: 300,000 pounds.
Weight, Loaded: 400,000 pounds (maximum take-off weight).
Capacity: 750 troops or two Sherman tanks.
Normal Crew: 18.
First And Only Flight: November 2, 1947.
The most reciprocating horsepower ever installed in an aircraft.
Estimated Performance:
Cruise Speed: 141 to 150 miles per hour at 5,000 feet.
Top Speed: 227 to 231 miles per hour at 5,000 feet.
Range: 2,975 miles with 12,500 gallons of fuel.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: September 16, 2006 10:39PM

Y'all can see it at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinville, Oregon.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 16, 2006 10:55PM

and trout fish..:~{
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: September 17, 2006 12:14AM

funny you should mention that 90130, earlier today i was thinking that maybe i would go see it on monday...
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: September 17, 2006 01:04PM

If I can get my work done this weekend, maybe I'll see you there, Pro.
Nigel_Knowitall Report This Comment
Date: September 18, 2006 05:44AM

I would like to add that the picture shows the aircraft flying at it's maximum altitude. Howard Hughes was scared stiff when he got out of the cockpit after the maiden flight. So, the Spruce Goose only flew once.