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The Boeing 80 was designed in response to increased demand on Boeing Air Transport's San Francisco-Chicago route.  First flown in August 1928, it differed from its monoplane contemporaries (the Ford and Fokker Trimotors) in order to reduce landing speeds at the high-altitude airports on this route.

The model 80 stayed in service until 1933 when it was replaced by the Boeing Model 247.

     
Specifications (80A-1)

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Type: Commercial
Seats: 18
Engines: three 525 hp (391 kW) Pratt & Whitney Hornet radial engines.
Model 80: initial 12 passenger aircraft
Model 80A: 18 passenger version
Model 80A-1: Model 80A with modified tail surfaces.
     

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