Howard Hughes
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Aliases Playboy
Nationality The Nation of Hollywood
Birth Place Houston, Republic of Texas
Ethnicity Caucasian
Birthdate December 24, 1905 (Age 34)
Concept Howard Hughes!
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"It's the Way of the Future."

Origins

Brilliant entrepreneur Howard Hughes is a man who wears many hats. A film maker. An industrialist. A pilot. A patriot. A secret Unionist. Born a Texan, in the wake of the breakup of the United States, he and a large number of film makers and California's aero-firms helped to bankroll the transformation from California in to Hollywood. A Texan by birth, he inherited his family’s oil and tool making fortune in 1924. Hughes has always used his vast wealth to indulge in a blinding array of projects, by 1928, he was a major film producer, and soon was the toast of Hollywood society. A pilot since 1919, Hughes used some of the profits of his moviemaking ventures to fund the creation of Hughes Aviation, allowing him to indulge his other passion: flight.

More to come soon!

Hughes Aviation

The first plane developed by Hughes Aviation was the Lancer, which set the world air-speed record at 352 m.p.h. a mere six days beofre the stock market crash. Hughes quickly moved to acquire resources and facilities from companies and individuals that did not fare as well in the Crash and the collapse of the United States, and built Hughes Aviation into a tremendous success. Today, Hughes Aviation is one of the best-known aircraft manufacturers in the world. This success has not been without cost, however.

The flagship of Hughes Aviation’s fighter design group, the Bloodhawk is the focus of a bitter legal dispute with Bell Aircraft Corporation. In November of 1936, Dixie’s First Georgia Air Militia captured a squadron of Bloodhawks being shipped by air to a private client in the Empire State. The majority of the captured planes entered service with the First, but at least one appears to have reached the Bell plant at Marietta, where it became the subject of extensive examinations. Hughes quickly filed suit against Bell, but the Dixie company apparently expected the case to founder in the Confederacy’s legal system. They had not counted on Hughes’ determination.

In March of 1937, Hughes Aviation Company acquired the Laister-Kauffman glider plant in St. Louis, which effectively granted Hughes the status of a Dixie corporation and circumvented the Confederacy’s protectionist policies. With their position badly undermined and legal costs spiraling out of control, Bell prepared for the worst. Then rescue came from an unexpected source: a partnership with Messerschmitt/General Motors. M/GM offered to bankroll Bell’s defense in exchange for access to the Bloodhawk research. The case is scheduled for trial in January, 1938.

Recent Events

Four years ago, in late 1934, famed inventor and theorist Nikola Tesla was kidnapped from his amazing air-fortress, the TK-32, by nefarious agent of powers unknown! His fantastic mobile laboratory and home in the clouds, powered by engines far too small to lift its bulky airframe, no crew aboard, landed itself off shore from Los Angeles and contacted Howard Hughes via radio! Taken to a nearby Hughes Aviation Facility, the NT-32 is now in the care of Hughes, pending the return of the scientific giant, and Hughes will not let anyone near it, even his own men!

Rumor has it that despite having possession of this amazing plane for four years, Hughes has not even found the front door! Constructed of Teslium(tm), Nikola's proprietary blend of Aluminum and Teslite, the aircraft seems seamless in its construction, able to withstand cutting torches and remain cool to the touch! Recently however, Hughes was seen standing in front of the aircraft with a look of abject awe on his features. Rumor has it he has experienced an Epiphany and is currently in his engineering lab planning to actualize it!

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