Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Model T Air Transport Truck

Ford got into the airplane business in 1925, buying the Stout aircraft company and starting a dividion named the Air Transport Service. This truck with a polished aluminum (or Monel, depending on the source) body was built as a promotional item and used for ground support. 

Floyd Clymer, Henry's Wonderful Model T 1908-1927 Bonanza Books 1955

Pictured with the Ford/Stout Maiden Dearborn aircraft in 1925 at the Michigan State Fair. The airplane was originally developed by Stout Engineering as the 2-AT Pullman in 1924 and was the basis of the Ford Trimotor.  Eleven were built, all were scrapped in 1928. .

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