Air Enthusiast 2007-05
A.Pelletier - Made in America /Between the wars/
During the 1920, the Air Service Tactical School at Langley Field mainly consisted of SE.5s and MB-3s.
The first prototype MB-3, AS40092, after roll out.
A MB-3, named 'Falcon', belonging to the 27th PS at Kelly Field.
MB-3As 'playing' SPADS for the movie 'Wings' in 1926.
During the 1920, the Air Service Tactical School at Langley Field mainly consisted of SE.5s and MB-3s.
AS68237 was involved in various experiments such as the installation of a belly bomb rack.
1st PG MB-3A race number '57' finished fourth in the Mitchell Trophy Race of October 1923.
Thomas-Morse '9' belonging to 94th PS.
MB-3 flown by the 94th PS CO and stationed at Selfridge Field.
A pilot standing proudly by an MB-3A gives a good impression of the type's small size.
MB-3 AS63332 was operated at McCook before being transferred to Boeing in June 1921 to serve as master model.
A late production MB-3A recognisable by its enlarged tail assembly.
Three MB-3As make a flypast over Luke Field, Hawaii.
MB-3A AS68286 was operated at McCook Field with experimental ski landing gear.
Aircraft '10' of the 95th PS during winter manoeuvres, fitted with skis.
Port side of the cockpit of a MB-3A.
Boeing MB-3A AS68310 of 17th PS fell victim to an engine failure and its pilot made an emergency landing in the vicinity of Fenton, Michigan.
Delivered during May 1924, MB-3A AS68390 was wrecked while serving with 6th PS.
The result of an emergency landing at Kelly Field for MB-3 AS63354 of the 43rd School Squadron.