Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Stuff that Weighs More than Me: We (barely) have liftoff...

The Spruce Goose made it's first and only flight on November 2, 1947.
Height: 79 feet, 3 3/8 inches
Length: 218 fee 6 ¼ inches
Power: Eight Pratt & Whitney R-4360, 3,000 horsepower engines
Propellers: Eight, 17 feet, 2 inch diameter
750 troops or two Sherman tanks
Weight, Empty: 300,000 pounds
Weight, Loaded: 400,000 pounds (maximum take-off weight)

Conclusion: empty or full, the Spruce Goose weighs more than me.  

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