Authentic Models Airplane 1926 Ford Trimotor TheTin Goose 26.4' Wood Model Aircraft. This expert level, highly detailed, museum quality, Ford Tri-Motor aircraft model is brand new, fully built & assembled and ready for display (not a kit). The Ford Trimotor aircraft model is completely hand-built& handcrafted of flat & corrugated aluminum metal sheet attached to a lightweight wooden frame. The tires are made of rubber.
A solid cast aluminum stand is included. The ailerons & tail rudder are fully functioning and are connected to the cockpit controls by nylon line.
The model aircraft can be displayed hanging from the ceiling, sitting on it's own landing gear or mounted on the included stand. It is sure to command attention & become a conversational addition to your aviation decor.The Ford Trimotor (also variously identified as the "Tri-Motor", and nicknamed "The Tin Goose") was an American three-engine civil transport aircraft first produced in 1925 by Henry Ford and continued in production until June 7, 1933. Throughout its lifespan, a total of 199 aircraft were produced. Unlike his famous Ford Model T cars, trucks and farm tractors, Ford did not make the engines for these aircraft. The Ford Trimotors used an all-metal construction not a revolutionary concept, but certainly more advanced than the standard construction techniques in the 1920s. The aircraft resembled the Fokker F. VII but it was all metal allowing Ford to claim it was the safest airliner around. Its fuselage and wings were constructed of aluminum and corrugated for added strength although the drag reduced overall performance.
Transcontinental Air Transport, which later became part of Trans World Airlines, used the aircraft to begin its transcontinental air service from San Diego to New York in 1929. Ford Trimotors were also used extensively by Pan American Airlines, extending service from North America into Central and South America during the same period. The article "Ford Trimotor" is part of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Size: 26.4" length x 40" wingspan x 7.75" height (15" on stand).
Material: Aluminum, wood & rubber. Includes: Solid cast aluminum stand handcrafted. The item "Airplane 1926 Ford Trimotor TheTin Goose 26.4' Wood Model Aircraft" is in sale since Tuesday, December 22, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Other Military Aircraft Items".The seller is "atlantisgift" and is located in New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras.