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EARLY AIRLINER

One of America's great early passenger aircraft was the Ford Trimotor, first produced in 1926. It was nicknamed "The Tin Goose."

A sturdy high-wind monopine of all-metal construction, with three radial engines, it became America's first successful airliner, carrying 10 passengers.

A total of 200 was constructed and they flew throught the early 1930s.

Admiral Byrd used the Trimotor in 1929 to make the first flight over the South Pole.