Hughes H-4 Hercules
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|Type||Flying boat, Cargo aircraft|
|Configuration||High wing aircraft|
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The H-4 (HK-1) was designed as a super-large transatlantic cargo aircraft. Developed by Hughes-Kaiser and then Hughes, the need for the airplane evaporated when the war ended. Hughes went on to fly it in 1947, and it was maintained in ready to fly condition until his death. The surviving example is at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in the USA.
The aircraft featured 8 piston engines and wood construction.