Equally beautiful in form as well as function is this USAF version of the Constellation.

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The Tri-Pacer: Piper’s Flying Milk Stool

There was a time when almost all light airplanes were “tail-draggers.” To help introduce more pilots to easier, safer flying, Piper introduced the Tri-Pacer with a nose-wheel instead of the tail-wheel landing gear. Sales sky rocketed as the airplane became “brain-dead simple” to take off and land. Due to the near-tripod appearance of the nose-wheel installation it was sometimes called the “Flying Milk Stool.”
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