Ford Trimotor 27" Model Airplane "The Tin Goose"

Item Number AP452

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$827.00

8 in stock

Description

Our 27″ Ford Trimotor (“The Tin Goose”) Model Airplane is a hand built, museum quality model. It is constructed of flat and corrugated aluminum sheet metal and rubber tires. The rudder and ailerons are connected to the cockpit controls and are fully functional. It can be displayed on it’s wheels, hanging from the ceiling, or on the included solid cast aluminum stand.

26.4″ L x 40.2″ W x 7.9″ H

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Historical Information

Production of the Trimotor started in 1925 by the companies of Henry Ford and ended on June 7, 1933. A total of 199 Ford Trimotors were made. It was designed for the civil aviation market, but also saw service with military units. Corrugated metal on great thick monoplane wings was a German development, used in Junker JU-52 planes that were flying the Berlin-Rome-London route. Trimotors were flown by airlines, oil companies and wealthy individuals. The Ford Trimotor and Junkers JU-52 were pioneering aircraft that led to generations of Douglas and Boeing fleets of aircraft, soon to criss-cross the world.