United States (cancelled)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Hughes H-4 Hercules production variant)
8 x Pratt & Whitney 28-cylinder R-4360 propeller engines developing 3,000 horsepower each.
(320 kph | 173 kts)
(6,370 m | 4 mi)
(4,800 km | 8,890 nm)
♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
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This entry's maximum listed speed (199mph).
Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
Hughes H-4 Hercules operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
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Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
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