Hughes H-4 Hercules

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Hughes-Kaiser HK-1 / Hughes H-4 Hercules
Type Flying boat, Cargo aircraft
Configuration High wing aircraft
Propulsion Piston aircraft
Manufacturer Hughes
  • Emmanuel Baranger (3D, FDM)
  • Benjamin Delrue (3D)
  • Pierre Geoffroy (FDM)
--aircraft= h4
Status Alpha
 FDM Stars-2.png
 Systems Stars-1.png
 Cockpit Stars-1.png
 Model Stars-4.png
 Hangar Helijah hangar
 Website The website for the Hughes-Kaiser HK-1 / Hughes H-4 Hercules developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Hughes-Kaiser HK-1 / Hughes H-4 Hercules.
Download Download the Hughes-Kaiser HK-1 / Hughes H-4 Hercules aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License GPLv2+

Version: v0.68 Status: BD/BE

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.

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