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Photograph of Howard Hughes sitting in the cockpit of the XF-11 preparing for his first test flight in Culver City, California July 7, 1947

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whh000346
Title
Photograph of Howard Hughes sitting in the cockpit of the XF-11 preparing for his first test flight in Culver City, California July 7, 1947
Description
Transcribed from press release attached to back of photo: "NEW PHOTO PLANE TEST-FLOWN CULVER CITY, California, July 7 -- Howard Hughes, who designed and built the new FX-11 reconnaissance plane in conjunction with Air Materiel Command engineers, sits in the pilot's bubble-glass canopy preparing for the first test flight. One of the world's fastest long-range photo planes, the XF-11 can attain a speed of more than 400 miles per hour, Army officials said. It is powered by two 3000-horsepower radial engines with eight-bladed contra-rotating propellers. Outstanding features include a full-span flap, unique eight-camera layout, and exceptionally fast take-off." Transcribed from photo sleeve: "Howard Hughes sits in the cockpit of the XF-11, a reconnaissance plane that Hughes built and designed in conjunction with Air Materiel Command engineers. Hughes is preparing for his first test flight in Culver City, California July 7, 1947.
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Source
Image ID: 0321 0353
Original Collection
Date
1947
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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
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
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Conversion Specifications
Original material scanned on Epson Expression 10000XL using EPSON Scan Ver. 2.94A software
Master File Creation Date
2012-09-07
Master File Extent
4305 x 5284 pixels; 7.175 x 8.807 inches; 68,243,740 bytes
Master File Format
image/tiff
Master File Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1, Service Pack 3
Master File Quality
49 bit color; 8 bit gray-scale; 600 ppi ; 600
 

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