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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 2: The Biplane Era, Ford Model 6-AT-AS Trimotor

Canadian Military Aircraft of the Biplane Era, Ford Model 6-AT-AS Trimotor

Data Current to 8 Sep 2019.

(RCAF Photo)

Ford Model 6-AT-AS Trimotor, RCAF, Reg. No. G-CYWZ, St. Hubert, Quebec, June 1931.  None have been preserved in Canada.

Ford Model 6-AT-AS Trimotor (1) Reg. No. G-CYWZ.  The Trimotor was originally purchased for crop dusting experiments in 1929.  For its remaining career, it carried out general transport duties until it was retired in 1937, and sold to United Air Transport as CF-BEP.   On 2 Mar 1939, a Hawker Hurricane, RCAF (Serial No. 312) swerved on take-off from Sea Island, British Columbia, and hit CF-BEP.  Both aircraft were destroyed.

 

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390564)

Ford Model 6-AT-AS Trimotor, RCAF, Reg. No. G-CYWZ, mounted on skis, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 17 Jan 1931.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo MIKAN No. 3203342)

Ford Model 6-AT-AS Trimotor, RCAF, Reg. No. G-CYWZ, 14 July 1934.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo MIKAN No. 3643677)

Ford Model 6-AT-AS Trimotor, RCAF, Reg. No. G-CYWZ, on floats.