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  • Ford Trimotor Transport Aircraft / Passenger Airliner

    Nearly 200 of the Ford Trimotor transport aircraft were produced from the middle of the 1920s on - some eighteen still fly today.

     Updated: 11/5/2015; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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    Ford 5-AT Trimotor Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1926
    Type: Transport Aircraft / Passenger Airliner
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Ford Motor Company (Stout Metal Airplane Division) - USA
    Production Total: 199

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 2
    Length: 50.26 feet (15.32 meters)
    Width: 77.82 feet (23.72 meters)
    Height: 12.63 feet (3.85 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 7,848 lb (3,560 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 13,492 lb (6,120 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): 3 x Pratt & Whitney Wasp C 9-cylinder radial piston engines developing 420 horsepower each.

    Maximum Speed: 149 mph (240 kph; 130 knots)
    Maximum Range: 550 miles (885 km)
    Service Ceiling: 18,504 feet (5,640 meters; 3.50 miles)
    Rate-of-Climb: 1,050 feet-per-minute (320 m/min)

    Armament / Mission Payload


    Global Operators / Customers

    Australia; Colombia; Canada; Cuba; Czechoslovakia; Dominican Republic; Mexico; Spain; United Kingdom; United States; Venezuela

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

    Trimotor - Base Series Name