Monday, September 16, 2019

Spruce Goose

The Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum...
Too big to get it all in one frame...
In McMinnville OR you'll find the excellent Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Two large hangars hold all sorts of interesting aircraft and you can even try your hand at a flight simulator.

One hangar is dominated by the Spruce Goose, built by Howard Hughes in the mid-1940s as part of the war effort. This thing is huge... like really really BIG.

The wingspan is longer than a football field. The tail is eight stories high. Even by today's standards this is a massive aircraft, all the more remarkable when you consider that it is constructed almost entirely of wood.

The Spruce Goose dominates the hangar.
The Spruce Goose dwarfs everything else around it...

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