The Ford Trimotor (nicknamed “The Tin Goose”) was an all-metal, American three-engined transport plane that was first produced in 1925 by the companies of Henry Ford . Newer designs and Ford’s losing interest in aviation caused production to end in 1933, with 199 airplanes built and flown world-wide by commercial and military aviation. I’m almost certain that Indiana Jones flew on one too.

This Trimotor hangs in the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.


The Tin Goose was the nickname of the The Ford Trimotor.