Friday, October 12, 2012

Number Three in a Series of Collector Prints... Nixon Galloway

The first all metal aircraft, the Ford Tri-Motor.
Here's Nick Galloway's rendition of the "Queen of the Airways" which is what United Airlines deemed her. Her majestic "reign" lasted from 1926 when it first came into service with the airline till about 1933 or so when newer and faster twin-engined aircraft replaced her.

Nice angle Nick picked to show all three Pratt and Whitney "Wasp" engines which produced a top speed of 150 mph and a cruising speed of 122 mph. If I remember correctly, the plane was still being used by the government as a mail carrier for many more years and today, there are still quite a few flying as museum pieces at air shows.

Copyright 2012-2013/ Ben Bensen III

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