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Photograph of HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, as it returns from its test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947

Digital ID
whh000278
Title
Photograph of HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, as it returns from its test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947
Description
A front view of HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, the world's largest plane, which successfully completed its first flight, shown in the photo. The eight 3,000 horsepower engine lifted the craft from the waters of Los Angeles Harbor with Hughes at the controls. The huge wings, with a span of 320 feet carried the aircraft for one mile at a 100-mile per hour speed before Hughes put it back on the water.
Aircraft
Source
Image ID:0321 0308
Original Collection
Date
1947-11-02
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Genre (TGM)
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This material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the University Libraries. For further information please contact Digital Collections: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/contact
Digital Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
Digital Collection
Master File Creation Date
2012-08-17
Master File Extent
5414 x 4279 pixels; 9.02 x 7.13 inches; 66,270,000 bytes
Master File Format
image/tiff
Master File Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1, Service Pack 3
Master File Quality
24 bit color; 8 bit gray-scale; 600 ppi
 

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