Quiz No. 38 - answers

Lockheed L-049 Constellation

Question No. 1: Lockheed L-049 Constellation

Hughes XF-11

Question No. 2: Hughes XF-11

Hughes XV-9A

Question No. 3: Hughes XV-9A

Hughes H-1 Racer

Bonus: Hughes H-1 Racer

38th Quiz - maximum points to earn were 6.
Yes, answers were very easy and as said Bill: "...You should have put a picture of an underwired bra... that is also be a creation of Howard Hughes." May be next time.
Average mark of difficulty according to your valuation was 2,29 (maximum 5 - very difficult).

Lockheed L-049 Constellation - affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner. In 1939 Trans World Airlines, with major stockholder Howard Hughes, requested a 40-passenger transcontinental airliner with 3,500 mile (5,630 km) range. These requirements led to the L-049 Constellation. A total of 856 aircraft were produced in four models between 1943 and 1958. The prototype completed its maiden flight in January 1943.

Hughes XF-11 - prototype of military reconnaissance aircraft. The XF-11 used two Pratt & Whitney R-4360-31 28-cylinder radial engines with twin four-bladed counter-rotating propellers. Only two prototypes were built.

Hughes XV-9A - experimental helicopter, where the engine exhaust was ducted through the rotor hub and the blades, and expelled from the rotor tips. The Hughes XV-9 was first flown in November 1964. Only 19 hours of flight test were realised. It was powered by two GE T64 turbojets.

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 world speed record of 567 km/h. Hughes also broke the transcontinental U.S. speed record in the H-1 on January 19, 1937, flying from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

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Emmanuel Capart Belgium 6
Jean Pierre Schell France 6
Indrek Aavisto Canada 6
Peter Butt Oman 6
Bill Lines Australia 6
Emilio Lafuente Spain 6
Morten F. Mørch Norway 6
Markku Kanninen Finland 6
Juraj Andel Slovakia 6
Neil Evans UK 6
Hans Høgh Denmark 6
Benny Jørgensen Denmark 6
Kari Koski Finland 6
Dean Alexander USA 3
Pierre Vallet France 2
Iiro Hakala Finland 2
István Barta Hungary 2
Vojtěch Bill Czechia 0