Airplane Made Entirely Out Of Wood
In 1942 Howard Hughes set out to create an aircraft to transport war material an personnel to Britain.
Due to wartime restrictions, he was forced to create the plane out of wood.
This is the "Spruce Goose."
It made it's one and only flight on November 2, 1947.
Although the "Spruce Goose" did not get a lot of air time, it does hold some serious records.
It is the largest water landing aircraft ever built.
It has the largest wingspan of any aircraft ever built.
This plane is huge!
The "Spruce Goose" is over five stories tall with a wingspan longer than a football field.
Why did it only fly once?
Simple, it took too long to make it.
By the time this plane was ready to fly, restrictions were lifted on aluminum and many cheaper planes were being built.
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