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Photograph of first XF-11 plane taking off, July 7, 1946

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Photograph of first XF-11 plane taking off, July 7, 1946
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The first prototype of the XF-11, flown by Howard Hughes, taking off.
Image Number: 0321 0256
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Douglas Brown2009-05-29 @ 09:30 AM
This photo also appears to be the 1st XF-11 with counter rotating props. The sky is also much different with no balmy clouds.
Library Staff2009-05-29 @ 09:57 AM
Thank you for your comment! Library staff have updated the record to reflect your comment. Thank you for making our collection more accurate!
(null)2010-08-17 @ 01:16 PM
This is great!
Tommy Lynch2016-05-01 @ 01:19 PM
I have seen a good many pics of the first XF11. But not this one. It shows either the first take off,or a fast taxi run. I don't know why he didn't just shut down the right engine promptly instead of letting it go into reverse pitch and making the aircraft unstable?