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USAAC Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-E (C-3) Tin Goose

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Model ID#:

0124

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Name:

Tin Goose

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Tri-Motor 4-AT-E (C-3)

MODEL BY:

B. Blair

Model Scale:

1/72

MODEL ADDED:

5/6/80

historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1930

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Additional Information:

The Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT, nicknamed the “Tin Goose”, is an American three-engine transport aircraft. The production of this aircraft began in 1925 by several companies owned by Henry Ford and was terminated on June 7, 1933, after 199 aircraft had been fabricated. It was designed primarily for the civil aviation market but also saw service with the US Army and Navy.

Both the US Army Air Corps (USAAC) and the US Navy (USN) used the Tin Goose for both liaison and material transport. The US Army Air Corps 4-AT, called the C-3A, landed at Albuquerque’s Oxnard Field in 1930 during maneuvers throughout the southwest.

A few Ford Tri-Motors planes can be seen today in museums with some still flying.

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