1925 Fokker F. VII Tri-Motor Airplane, "Josephine Ford," Flown Over the North Pole by Richard Byrd

Summary

Richard Byrd flew this plane toward the North Pole in 1926. Though Byrd generally is credited with reaching the Pole, controversy remains. Edsel Ford financed the expedition, and Byrd acknowledged his patron by naming the airplane after Ford's daughter Josephine.

Richard Byrd flew this plane toward the North Pole in 1926. Though Byrd generally is credited with reaching the Pole, controversy remains. Edsel Ford financed the expedition, and Byrd acknowledged his patron by naming the airplane after Ford's daughter Josephine.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Aluminum
Steel (Alloy)
Cloth
Rubber (Material)

Color

Dark blue

Dimensions

Height: 12.75 ft

Width: 63.5 ft

Length: 49.167 ft

Inscriptions

Sides: WRIGHT "WHIRLWIND" ENGINES BA-1 FOKKER JOSEPHINE FORD BYRD ARCTIC EXPEDITION Tail: NO. 1

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