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door William T. Larkins
Omschrijving - A large number of people in the United States had their first airplane ride in a Ford Tri-Motor during the 1920s and 1930s, a plane that remains to this day a fine example of engineering, planning and production. It was the application of a modified assembly line production by the world's largest automobile manufacturer to a continuously refined design, backed by extensive advertising and publicity concerned with safety, at a time when such dependability and safety was crucial, that put Ford ahead of all of its competitors.
The all-metal construction, stressed so much by the Ford advertising campaign of the late 1920s, proved its worth in later years. The life span of the average airplane in the 1920s was relatively short and so it is not surprising to find the Ford Company timidly stating in their 1929 advertising that "no Ford plane has yet worn out in service."
This book by aviation historian William T. Larkins is the most complete information available on the Ford Tri-Motor, and includes information on design, contruction, model designations, a cross-indexing of U.S. and foreign registrations, a cross-index to military Ford Tri-Motors, accident summaries, Ford factory employees and Ford Tri-Motor pilot listing.
|Uitvoering:||320 blz, 21.6 x 27.9 x 3.2 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||meer dan 520 z/w foto's|
|Uitgever:||Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)|
The Ford Tri-motor, 1926-1992
Taal: EngelsBestellen op Amazon.nl
door David A Weiss
Omschrijving - It was the brainchild of Henry Ford and inventor William Bushnell Stout. It was the Ford Tri Motor, affectionately called the Tin Goose, the first all-metal passenger plane built in the United States.
Only one hundred ninety-nine were ever manufactured, but they launched regular scheduled flights in America, introducing almost everything we have in air travel today - from stewardesses to concrete runways in airports.
All major airlines started with this plane. Byrd flew to the South Pole in one. FDR dreamed up the New Deal flying in another to the Chicago convention where he was nominated for president.
In a Ford Tri-Motor, Lindbergh inaugurated the first transcontinental air service. And when speedier Boeings and Douglases pushed the Ford Tri-Motor off the major air routes, the Tin Goose kept flying commercially for another fifty years, barnstorming from city to city giving hundreds of thousands of Americans their first plane ride, dusting crops and fire-fighting in the Midwest, and hauling freight and passengers into remote Central American jungles and over the Andes.
This revised and updated edition of "The Saga of the Tin Goose" relates the story of this remarkable plane from its 1920s beginnings to the present, and tells where you can see and fly Ford Tri-Motors today.
|Uitvoering:||302 blz, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm, paperback|
|Uitgever:||Trafford Publications (USA, 2012)|
The Saga of the Tin Goose - The Story of the Ford Tri-Motor (3rd Edition)
Taal: EngelsBestellen op Amazon.nl
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Laatste update: 06-08-2020