Airline Expansion and Innovation (1927 - 1941)

Ford 5-AT Tri-Motor

Affectionately known as the "Tin Goose," the Ford Tri-Motor was the largest civil aircraft in America when it first flew on August 2, 1926. This airplane on display above was restored by American Airlines.
Gift of American Airlines

Image number 97-15367
Credit: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

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