Ford 5-AT Tri-Motor Cockpit

View of the cockpit on the plane. The image was taken behind the seats of the cockpit. The image highlights the instrument panel of the plane.
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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. Its all-metal, corrugated aluminum construction and the prestigious Ford name made it immediately popular with passengers and airline operators. Highlighted in this image is an interior view of the cockpit of the Ford Tri-Motor.




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