Evergreen aviation space museum in mcminnville oregon has something for everyone. 29 oct 2019 explore burke3869s board spruce goose followed by 51708 people on pinterest.
The aircraft made only one brief flight on.
Spruce goose airplane. Development of the spruce goose cost a phenomenal 23 million and took so long that the war had ended by the time of its completion in 1946. All of his aeronautics experience culminated in what would later be known as one of the most notorious aircraft projects ever attempted. The hughes h 4 hercules also known as the spruce goose.
Howard hughes is contracted to build the worlds largest plane by the us government. The aircraft had many detractors and congress demanded. An amphibious wooden aircraft called the hughes h 4 hercules better known as the spruce goose.
Either way the spruce goose never flew again and the hercules never. See more ideas about spruce goose flying boat and howard hughes. The aircraft which was piloted by none other than howard hughes himself may or may not have intentionally left the water.
Home of the hughes flying boat spruce goose. Registration nx37602 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.
Built entirely of wood due to wartime restrictions on metals this massive airplane stands as a symbol of american industry during world war ii. It was the largest aircraft of its time it was made of wood and it actually flew briefly. Howard hughes legendary spruce goose a gigantic wooden airplane whose fate was mired in financial dispute will permanently remain in oregon.
At the center of our museum stands the original spruce goose. At the time i wrote this the spruce goose was sitting seemingly forgotten under a temporary structure at the evergreen aviation facility on highway 26 across the highway from the museum that was completed in 2000 in which it now resides as the centerpiece of the wonderful evergreen vintage aircraft collection.