A Conversation for Aircraft of the Isle of Wight: 1960 - 2000

Aircraft on the Isle of Wight 1960 - 2000

Post 1

Researcher 198125

The author of these notes makes an extraordinary statement that the Trislander is the World's first passenger transport with three piston engines. Just go back prior to the Second World War and see how many there were! Just a few of the companies that built such aircraft include Boeing, Stinson, Ford, Fokker, Dewoitine, Wibault, Junkers, Savoia Marchetti, Westland, etc. The statement is clearly untrue.

Aircraft on the Isle of Wight 1960 - 2000

Post 2


This was less a case of being untrue, as being unintentionally inaccurate. Yes, it is true that many aircraft, such as the Junkers JU 52, were three-engined passenger aircraft. However, that does not deny the fact that what was said, admittedly badly, was intended to be a truth: that the design of the Trislander is unique, and its engines are arranged in a new, novel, way that was not employed by any previous aircraft.


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