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Hughes 1-B - 1/20 Scale Airplane Model - Elite Skywarrior
Model comes with a mahogany wood display base as shown.
|The Hughes H1-B was designed by the reclusive Howard Hughes and Richard Palmer for record-setting flight of 352 mph, and built in seclusion at the Hughes Aircraft facility, in Culver City, California, the Hughes 1-B served to influence aviation for years to come.|
|'The Aviator' Film: Behind The Scenes|
The H1-B was featured in the Martin Scorsese award-winning film epic "The Aviator" starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The airplanes that tore across movie screens around the world were replicas of Hughes' infamous XF-11 reconnaissance plane, the sleek H1-B Racer, and the gigantic H-4 Hercules or Spruce Goose. To re-create the Spruce Goose flight, the 25-foot-wingspan, 375-lb. Spruce Goose model airplane had to take-off from the water in the same location where the original Spruce Goose made its famous one and only flight in Long Beach Harbor, CA using actual vintage boats as extras!
This movie is a must see for any aviation enthusiast and offers a fascinating look into the world of pioneer aviator Howard Hughes.
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