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A 1929 Ford Tri-Motor heads one way on a runway while an F-16 jet passes the other way at AirVenture in Oshkosh. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT002331" title="Henry Ford" href="/topic/sports/henry-ford-PESPT002331.topic">Henry Ford</a> designed the first Tri-Motor, also known as "The Tin Goose" after <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST00000109" title="World War I (1914-1918)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/world-war-i-%281914-1918%29-EVHST00000109.topic">WWI</a>, hoping to capture the next phase of mass transportation. He built the plane with three motors to overcome concerns about engine reliability.

( Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune / July 28, 2011 )

A 1929 Ford Tri-Motor heads one way on a runway while an F-16 jet passes the other way at AirVenture in Oshkosh. Henry Ford designed the first Tri-Motor, also known as "The Tin Goose" after WWI, hoping to capture the next phase of mass transportation. He built the plane with three motors to overcome concerns about engine reliability.

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