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Photograph of XF-11 plane at the Hughes Airport, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946

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Photograph of XF-11 plane at the Hughes Airport, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946
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First test flight of the XF-11 at the Hughes Airport in Culver City, California in 1946.
Image Number: 0321 0209
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Douglas Brown2009-05-29 @ 09:25 AM
It appears that this is actually a photo of the 1st XF-11 as it is equipped with counter rotating props.
One reversing on test flight caused its crash.
Library Staff2009-05-29 @ 09:56 AM
Thank you for your comment! Library staff have updated the record to reflect your comment. Thank you for making our collection more accurate!
Gary Scott2010-09-08 @ 11:44 AM
OOps! Second test flight? This is the original, first prototype. Note the eight propeller blades clearly visible on each engine. These are two (each) four-bladed contra-rotating propeller, geared to provide extra thrust (airspeed) and overcome torque effects that are characteristic of single-prop arrangements. This airplane flew only once, leading to Hughes's near-fatal crash.