Ford Tri-Motor Model 5-AT-C Detailed Drawing
May 1954 Model Airplane News

May 1954 Model Airplane News

May 1954 Model Airplane News - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

William A. Wylam has created some amazingly detailed scale aircraft line drawings for Model Airplane News. These line drawings of the Ford Tri-Motor from the May 1954 edition of Model Airplane News is all you need to see to understand just how good he was. Mr. Wylam, per his biography, holds bachelor's degrees in biology and electrical and mechanical engineering. He worked at Bell Labs and for numerous military and government agencies, and owns more than 1,500 copyrights and 17 patents. The world is definitely a better place for William A. Wylan's existence. If you're interested, here is a video I made during a flight that Melanie and I took in a Ford Tri-Motor in the summer of 2013.

Ford Tri-Motor Detailed Drawings

Ford Trimotor Drawing, sheet 1 (William A. Wylam) - Airplanes and Rockets

Ford Tri-motor Drawing (sheet 1)

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Ford Trimotor Drawing, sheet 2 (William A. Wylam) - Airplanes and Rockets

Ford Tri-motor Drawing (sheet 2)

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Posted November 18, 2013