AT-5C Ford American 1/48 Desktop Wood ModelDescription: The Ford Trimotor (also called the “Tri-Motor”, and nicknamed “The Tin Goose”) was an American three-engine transport aircraft that was first produced in 1925 and continued to be produced until June 1933. The aircraft resembled the Fokker F.VII Trimotor, but unlike the Fokker, the Ford was all-metal, allowing Ford to claim it was “the safest airliner around.” Throughout its time in production, a total of 199 Ford Trimotors were produced. Although it was designed for the civil aviation market, this aircraft was also used by military units and was sold all over the world. This specific model is painted in the American Airlines paint scheme. American Airlines is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. American Airlines operates an extensive international and domestic network, with scheduled flights throughout North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!