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Howard GH-2 Nightingale
On loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps
Did You Know?
- The Nightingale was capable of sensational performance, despite its weight and bulk.
- Though designated for the civil market, the Nightingale was drafted like many other civilian aircraft and used in the Navy between 1939-1941 for a variety of jobs including transport, blind-flying navigational trainer, and as an air ambulance.
- The civilian designation of the Nightingale was DGA, which many believe stands for "Damn Good Airplane."
|Height||8 ft. 5 in.|
|Operational Weight||4,350 lbs.|
|Maximum Speed||201 mph|
|Service Ceiling||21,500 ft.|
|Engine||Pratt & Whitney R-985, producing 450 hp|
|Number Built||250 (for the Navy)|