Plane of the Week | Hughes XF-11

Plane of the Week | Hughes XF-11

Let it be said: every pilot knows all too well the name of Howard Hughes.

Hughes founded his own company, the Hughes Aircraft Company, and began manufacturing unique aircraft for the military and as a private contractor.

Of his many designs, the XF-11 proved to be one of the most memorable. Only two of these aircraft were ever made, the first having been crashed by Hughes himself in Beverly Hills.The Hughes XF-11 was a prototype military reconnaissance aircraft, designed and flown by Howard Hughes and built by Hughes Aircraft for the United States Army Air Forces. Although 100 F-11s were ordered in 1943, only two prototypes and a mockup were completed.

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Plane of the Week | Hughes XF-11

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