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THE "SPRUCE GOOSE" - WORLDS LARGEST SEAPLANE

The "SPRUCE GOOSE"

Cargo Aircraft Prototype

Largest wingspan: 319 feet, 11 inches with a wing area that covers 11,430 square feet

Features full cantilever wing and tail surfaces

Tallest aircraft: 79 feet, 3 3/8 inches

Length: 218 fee 6 inches

Largest seaplane

Largest wooden aircraft: the entire airframe is composed of laminated wood

Primary control surfaces, except the flaps, are fabric-covered

Power: Eight Pratt & Whitney R-4360, 3,000 horsepower engines

Propellers: Eight, 17 feet, 2 inch diameter

Weight, Empty: 300,000 pounds

Weight, Loaded: 400,000 pounds (maximum take-off weight)

Capacity: 750 troops or two Sherman tanks

Normal Crew: 18

First And Only Flight: November 2, 1947

The most reciprocating horsepower ever installed in an aircraft

Estimated Performance:

Cruise Speed: 141 to 150 miles per hour at 5,000 feet

Top Speed: 227 to 231 miles per hour at 5,000 feet

Range: 2,975 miles with 12,500 gallons of fuel
 

THE "SPRUCE GOOSE" - WORLDS LARGEST SEAPLANE






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