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Photograph of XF-11 plane at the Hughes Airport, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946 First test flight of the XF-11 at the Hughes Airport in Culver City, California in 1946.
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Photograph of the first XF-11 plane at the Hughes Airport, Culver City, California, July 3,... The XF-11 plane before its first flight at the Hughes Airport in Culver City, California.
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Photograph of the first XF-11, with a Constellation plane in the background, 1946 The first XF-11 on the runway, with a Constellation in the background. Notice the dual propellers, marking this as the first XF-11.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the first XF-11, Culver City, California, 1946 Howard Hughes in the cockpit of his XF-11 airplane before his first test flight.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the first XF-11, Culver City, California, 1946 Howard Hughes in the cockpit of his XF-11 before its first test flight.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and the XF-11, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946 Transcribed from back of photo: "Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the new XF-11 reconnaissance plane which he designed and built in conjuntion with Air Material Command engineers. He is preparing for its first flight. One of the world's fastest...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in cockpit of the XF-11, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946 Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the XF-11. Trucks and emergency vehicles are seen nearby.
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Photograph of first XF-11 plane taking off, July 7, 1946 The first prototype of the XF-11, flown by Howard Hughes, taking off.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes climbing into the XF-11, Culver City, California, July 7, 1946 Howard Hughes on a ladder, climbing into the XF-11. A police officer is seen in the background.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes supervising construction of the D-2, Culver City, California, 1943 Howard Hughes (in white shirt) supervises construction of the Hughes D-2 at the Hughes Aircraft Company. in Culver City, California. The D-2 was the prototype of the XF-11.
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Photograph of Hughes XF-11 in flight, April 4, 1947 Date stamped on back of photo: April 3, 1947. Transcribed from attached press release: "HUGHES FLIES DUPLICATE OF CRASH PLANE CULVER CITY, Calif., April 5 -- Howard Hughes, famed flier-industrialist, today test-piloted the plane pictured here, a duplicate...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, standing by the XF-11, April 3, 1947 Transcribed from attached press release: "HUGHES READY FOR TAKE-OFF IN SECOND XF-11 FLIGHT. CULVER CITY, Calif., April 5. Howard Hughes, famed flier-industrialist, recovered from injuries following crash last July 7, is shown here just before he test-piloted today a duplicate...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes on ladder under the XF-11, April 3, 1947 Transcribed from press release attached to photo: "HUGHES READY FOR TAKE-OFF IN SECOND XF-11 FLIGHT. CULVER CITY, Calif., April 5 -- Howard Hughes, famed flier-industrialist, recovered from injuries following crash last July 7, is shown here just before he...
 

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