Ford 5-AT-C 'Tri-motor'
|  Base model:||5-AT|
|  Basic role:||Commercial Transport|
|  Length:|| 49' 10"|| 15.1 m|
|  Height:||13' 8"|| 4.1 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 77' 10"|| 23.7 m|
|  Empty Weight:|| 7,650 lb|| 3,469 kg|
|  Gross Weight:|| 12,650 lb|| 5,736 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 3|
|  Powerplant:|| Pratt & Whitney Wasp|
|  Horsepower (each):|| 450|
Examples of this type may be found at
5-AT-C on display
Planes of Fame, Grand Canyon
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Recent comments by our visitors
| Luis M. Moreno|
| Repito mi comentario.
El Trimotor Ford fue un avance muy importante en la historia de la Aviación y es maravilloso ver uno de ellos compartiendo su larga vida con aeronaves del siglo XXI.
Como yo nací en 1926, le considero un compañero de toda mi vida. Me hubiera gustado conocerle mejor volando en uno de ellos.
04/04/2007 @ 10:52 [ref: 16090]
| kirk conway|
| Always loved tri motors,
Are the ones at put in bay Michigan still there, the 4-A-T,s still there?
I hope so ,
I have the book by Art Ingall,s, and its really good ,maybe out of print,I dont know?>?
there was a man in the book that had 25,000 hrs in trimotors,
Man, thats Incredible.WOW!
thanks again,kirk conway,
01/04/2005 @ 09:59 [ref: 9050]
| Stan Weiselberg|
| I flew over the Grand Canyon in the plane pictured around 1980.
The angle at which the seats sit while the plane is parked was intimidating. They were cloth slung on iron frames (or so it seemed). No light-weight alloys here.
When the engines warmed up, the noise was deafening and the vibration intense.
She flies rather slowly, which can be impressive while flying below the rim in the Grand Canyon, looking down at the canyon floor through the rust holes in the fuselage.
While landing, I kept remembering how the pilot explained that it was a good plane, but was tricky to land and had a bad habit of cartwheeling.
02/17/2002 @ 22:36 [ref: 4335]
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