Hughes H-1 Racer

The Hughes H-1 was a racing aircraft built by Hughes Aircraft in 1935. It set a world airspeed record and a transcontinental speed record across the United States. The H-1 Racer was the last aircraft built by a private individual to set the world speed record; every aircraft to hold the honor since has been a military design.

Hughes H-1 Racer at the 2003 Reno Air Show The man, Jim Wright - living the dream! The man, Jim Wright - living the dream! 1
than 40 hours of total flight time, the Hughes H-1 racer was stuffed into a Santa Monica, CA hanger where it sat for the next 38 years.2
islandinternetinc-rrm Hughes H-1 Racer: In the small Oregon community of Cottage Grove, aviation history has been recreated and soon, may well be rewritten.3
are related to Hughes H-1 Racer and in scale 1:48 Reviews We don't know about a review for this Hughes H-1 "Short Wing" (#PLT 165 ) 4
record-setting Hughes H-1 racer; the Curtiss J-1 Robin Ole Miss, which stayed aloft for 27 days; a Beech C17L Staggerwing, designed for business travelers; and the Northrop Gamma 2B Polar Star, which 5
The Hughes H-1 racer was developed to be the fastest landplane in the world. It was designed by Howard Hughes and Richard Palmer and built by Glenn Odekirk.6
scale replica of the world famous Hughes H-1 Racer for celebrating the 75 year anniversary of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.7
The Hughes H-1 racer was a major milestone aircraft on the road to such radial engine-powered World War II fighters as the American Grumman F6F Hellcat and Republic P-47 8

Made by Hughes Aircraft.

13: The Hughes H-1 Racer sets a world land speed record at 352 mph. October: The Douglas O-46A, the last in a series of observation planes, makes its first flight.9
famous Hughes H-1 Racer for celebrating the 75 year anniversary of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.10
Hughes H-1 Racer - Aicraft was designed by Howard Hughes and Richard Palmer and built by Glenn Odekirk On September 13, 1935, Hughes was flying the H-1 to a new 11
In the Hughes H-1 Racer, that he designed, he set the straightway speed record of 212 miles per hour in 1933, world speed record of 352 mph in 1935, and 12
The Hughes H-1 racer may be familiar to many as a result of the movie The Aviator where Leonardo de Caprio played Howard Hughes, and crashed an H-1 into a beet field.13
Hughes H-1 Racer that he flew to set a transcontinental airspeed record in 1937.14
his Hughes H-1 Racer from Los Angeles to Newark in 7 hours 25 minutes, beating his previous record by nearly 2 hours.15
Height Main
Height Alt
2.4 m
Length Alt
8.23 m
Jet Or Prop
Loaded Weight Main
Richard Palmer
Type Of Prop
Radial engine
Loading Main
Power/mass Main
Power/mass Alt
Max Speed Main
352 mph
Number Built
National Air and Space Museum
Civil Registration
Span Main
Area Main
Primary user
Span Alt
9.67 m
Plane Or Copter?
Power Alt
Pratt & Whitney R-1535 Twin Wasp Junior
Number Of Props
First Flight
Production End Year
Loaded Weight Alt
Power Main
700 hp
Production Start Year
Empty Weight Alt
Length Main
Area Alt
12.8 m²
Max Speed Alt
Empty Weight Main
Loading Alt

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