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Hughes Aircraft Airplanes and Aircrafts

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List of all Hughes Aircraft airplanes and aircraft types, with images, specs, and other information. These active and retired Hughes Aircraft planes are listed in alphabetical order, but if you're looking for a particular aircraft you can look for it using the "search" bar. The Hughes Aircraft aircrafts on this list include all planes, jets, helicopters, and other flying vehicles ever made by Hughes Aircraft. Unless you're an aviation expert you probably can't think of every aircraft made by Hughes Aircraft, so use this list to find a few popular Hughes Aircraft planes and helicopters that have been used a lot in the course of history.

List is made up of a variety of aircraft, including Boeing AH-64 Apache and Hughes XF-11.

This list answers the question, "What aircrafts are made by Hughes Aircraft?
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    AGM-65 Maverick

    The AGM-65 Maverick is an air-to-ground tactical missile designed for close air support. The most widely produced precision-guided missile in the Western world, it is effective against a wide range of tactical targets, including armor, air defenses, ships, ground transportation and fuel storage facilities. Originally designed and built by Hughes Missile Systems, development of the AGM-65 spanned from 1966 to 1972, after which it entered service with the United States Air Force in August 1972. Since then, it has been exported to more than 30 countries and is certified on 25 aircraft. The Maverick served during the Vietnam, Yom Kippur, Iran–Iraq and Gulf Wars, along with other smaller...  more
    • Manufacturer: Raytheon, Hughes Aircraft
    • Length (m): 2.55
    • Wingspan (m): 0.71
    • Engine Type: Solid rocket
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm M230 chain gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft's forward fuselage. It has four hardpoints mounted on stub-wing pylons, typically carrying a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The AH-64 has a large amount of systems redundancy to improve combat survivability. The Apache originally started as the Model 77 developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army's...  more
    • Type: Attack helicopter
    • Manufacturer: Boeing, Hughes Aircraft Company, McDonnell Douglas, Hughes Helicopters, Boeing Defense
    • Length (m): 17.73
    • Wingspan (m): 14.63
    • Accidents: AH-64 Apache Lebanon 2006 collision, AH-64 Apache Afghanistan 2012 crash, AH-64 Apache Albania 1999 crash, AH-64 Apache Operation Dessert Storm 1991 crash
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    The Hughes D-2 was an American fighter and bomber project begun by Howard Hughes as a private venture. It never proceeded past the flight testing phase but was the predecessor of the Hughes XF-11. The only D-2 was completed in 1942–1943....  more
    • Type: Fighter aircraft, Bomber
    • Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Company
    • Designer: Howard Hughes
    • Length (m): 17.63
    • Wingspan (m): 18.29
    • Maiden Flight: Jun 20 1943
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
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    Hughes H-4 Hercules

    The Hughes H-4 Hercules is a prototype heavy strategic airlift military transport aircraft designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company. Intended as a transatlantic flight transport for use during World War II, it was not completed in time to be of use. The aircraft made only one brief flight on November 2, 1947, and the project never advanced beyond the single example produced. Built from wood because of wartime restrictions on the use of aluminium and concerns about weight, it was nicknamed by critics the "Spruce Goose", although it was made almost entirely of birch. The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. It is on...  more
    • Type: Very heavy transport
    • Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Company
    • Designer: Henry J. Kaiser, Howard Hughes
    • Length (m): 66.65
    • Wingspan (m): 97.54
    • Maiden Flight: Nov 02 1947