Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft prototype.
"The Hughes XF-11 was designed to be a fast, long-range reconnaissance aircraft for the U.S. Army. The XF-11 was a tricycle-gear, twin-engine, twin-fuselage, all-metal monoplane with a pressurized central crew nacelle. The front and rear propellers on each engine were counter-rotating. This unusual design increased performance and stability but added a great deal of mechanical complexity."
You may also remember this plane from a scene in The Aviator:
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