Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling Ford Tri-motor
The Ford Company is indeed brought with cars rather than by air in conjunction, but it also has in the history of aviation well-deserved and important place. After Henry Ford had established on the car market, he turned his attention to air transport. 1925 he organized and funded an aircraft contest to see who had built the best aircraft. The winner of the competition, the Fokker F-VIIa-3m, he was so impressed that he ordered the construction of a similar aircraft. This was a combination of the three-engine high-wing shape of Fokker and a structure made of solid metal and Alclad (the American version of an extremely resistant corrugated metal plate from Junkers) - a reliable and economical airplane, which took up to 17 passengers as well as considerable amounts of mail and other cargo , This combination was the guarantee of success for the new model and let it the tough competition in the 20s withstand. It is particularly noteworthy that even in the 1990s, a handful of these; Blechgänse8221; is in use. By the time production stop in 1933, a total of 78 4-ATs and built 117 5-ATs. They flew (our model), Panamerican and Trans-Atlantic Air Transport (TAT) for all major US air carriers, including American Airways.
Length: 30.6 cm
Width: 48 cm
Height: 8 cm