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1918 CURTISS JN4D "JENNY"

 

See the Jenny fly - Test Flight Video July 5, 2009

Trailer for upcoming PBS documentary featuring the Curtiss Jenny 

Country: USA Wingspan: 43' 7"
Year: 1918 Length: 27' 4"
Engine: Curtiss OX-5 Cruise Speed: 70 mph
Horsepower: 90 Gross Weight: 1920 lbs.
Quantity Mfg: Approx. 6000
 
The Curtiss JN4D was designed during World War I as a primary pilot trainer.  The majority of American pilots going off to fight, learned to fly in a Curtiss JN4D.  The name "Jenny" was adapted by pilots from the Curtiss "JN" model number.  Due to its popularity and quantity produced the Jenny became the aircraft of Choice for American pilots returning home from war, these pilots purchased the aircraft as surplus from the military and used them to earn a living; the Barnstormer was born. Not too many of the Jennys survived past the 1920s due to neglect and new regulations.  The museum's Curtiss JN4D had not been flown since the 1920s.  The restoration is to original condition.  The paint scheme represents famous barnstormer and Hollywood pilot Earl S. Daugherty of Long Beach, California.

                           

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