Howard Hughes stands below the second prototype of his reconnaissance aircraft in this 1947 photo.The USAF declined to pick up the project due to the difficulties involved in flying the plane, and the high cost of manufacturing it.
Howard Hughes poses in front of the his record setting Northrop Gamma Monoplane in this photo. Hughes broke his first aviation record in the Gamma when he made the west-east American transcontinental run in 9 hours, 26 minutes, and 10 seconds.
Howard Hughes Emerging From An Airplane Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett
Original Hughes Racer on display at the Smithsonian. This aircraft broke the air land speed record at the time and featured many state of the art features, such as never before used retractable landing gear and flush riveting to reduce drag.