Getting some quiet time in the cockpit

The events of last week brought to mind this old girl from a different era:

How do you quiet a noisy one-man band? You put five on the main, four on the tail, install a muffler, add forward-looking infrared and Loran-C just for spite—and get it all operational in 1972, albeit for a limited time and in a limited place—for a single mission. Who else but Hughes aircraft could do that? No one.

(Air & Space Magazine link updated September 2017)

Read the story in a March, 2008 article in Air & Space Magazine.

Hughes 500P Quiet One courtesy of Air & Space Magazine, March 2008

Hughes 500P Quiet One courtesy of Air & Space Magazine, March 2008

 

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