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H-4 Hughes Hercules Sproose Goose (Spruce Goose)
1/72 aircraft scale plastic model kit
Amodel 72030

Size 59 x 42 inch

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Manufacturer: Amodel (Ukraine)
Scale: 1/72
Material: Plastic
Paint: Unpainted, Unassembled, Kit do not contain paints and glue.
Condition: New in Box

The Hughes H-4 Hercules (registration NX37602) was a prototype heavy transport aircraft designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft company. The aircraft made its only flight on November 2, 1947. Built from wood because of wartime raw material restrictions on the use of aluminum, it was nicknamed the "Spruce Goose" by its critics. The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built, and has the largest wingspan and height of any aircraft in history. It survives in good condition at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, USA.

Despite its nickname, the H-4 was built almost entirely of birch, rather than spruce. The plywood-and-resin "Duramold" process, a form of composite technology, was used in the laminated wood construction, which was considered a technological tour de force. The aircraft was not finished in time for use in World War II and never advanced beyond the single prototype produced.

Specifications (H-4)

Performance specifications are projected.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 218 ft 8 in (66.65 m)
  • Wingspan: 319 ft 11 in (97.54 m)
  • Height: 79 ft 4 in (24.18 m)
  • Fuselage height: 30 ft (9.1 m)
  • Loaded weight: 400,000 lb (180,000 kg)
  • Powerplant: 8× Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major radial engines, 3,000 hp (2,240 kW) each
  • Propellers: four-bladed Hamilton Standard, prop, 1 per engine
    • Propeller diameter: 17 ft 2 in (5.23 m)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 220 mph (353.98 km/h)
  • Range: 3,000 mi (4,800 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20,900 ft (6,370 m)
H-4 Hercules
Role Heavy transport flying boat
Manufacturer Hughes Aircraft
First flight November 2, 1947
Produced 1947
Number built 1
Career
Other name(s) "Spruce Goose"
First flight November 2, 1947
Flights 1
Preserved at Evergreen Aviation Museum

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