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The air leviathan takes off

The giant aircraft of Hollywood film producer and devoted aircraft designer, Howard Hughes rose into the air on November 2, 1947 at Long Beach Harbor in California. The mighty wooden airplane, dubbed Spruce Goose, designed and piloted by Hughes was constructed to carry 700 troops to the battles of World War Two. Sadly, the 23-million-dollar construction of the Spruce Goose, which had a wingspan longer than a football pitch, was not finished during World War Two and it never flight again except its maiden flight.

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