Hughes Aircraft - USA
United States (cancelled)
MARITIME / NAVY
Land-based or shipborne capability for operating over-water in various maritime-related roles while supported by allied naval surface elements.
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.
Aircraft developed for the role of prototyping, technology demonstration, or research / data collection.
Maximum Take-Off Weight
8 x Pratt & Whitney 28-cylinder R-4360 propeller engines developing 3,000 horsepower each.
(320 kph | 173 knots)
(6,370 m | 4 miles)
(4,800 km | 2,592 nm)
MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's maximum listed speed (199mph).
Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The three qualities reflected above are altitude, speed, and range.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
Compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian).