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Standard Oil Ford 5-AT-B Tin Goose

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Model ID#:

0125

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Name:

Tin Goose

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Designation:

5-AT-B

MODEL BY:

T. Patterson & H. Davidson

Model Scale:

1/72

MODEL ADDED:

1/21/67

historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1928

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Additional Information:

The Ford Tri-motor, nicknamed the “Tin Goose”, is an American three-engine transport aircraft. Production began in 1925 by the companies of Henry Ford and ended on June 7, 1933 after 199 aircraft were built. The aircraft was designed for the civil aviation market but also saw service with military units.

In 1925, Ford bought the Stout Metal Airplane Company and their aircraft designs. The single-engine Stout monoplane was turned into a trimotor and became the Stout 3-AT with three Curtiss-Wright air-cooled radial engines. After a prototype was built and test-flown with poor results, the “4-AT” and “5-AT” models then emerged.

The model 5-AT-B was a 5-AT-A model powered by larger 420 hp Wasp C-1 or SC-1 radial engines. It carried up to 15 passenger and 41 were eventually built.

The Standard Oil Company of California flew this Ford Tri-motor, No. NC 5092, to Albuquerque in 1928 on company business. The aircraft was also used to evaluate new aviation fuels developed by Standard oil.

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