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Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

 

 

Country: USA

Type: Double single-engine biplane trainer

Crew: two pilots

The most successful training aircraft of the United States during the First World War. The JN-4 Jenny aircraft from Curtis was an improved version of the JN-3. His success in the role of training aircraft, "Jenny" is largely due to the incredibly reliable engine OX-5. America's entry into World War I in April 1917 led to orders for the Jenny plane, the total production by the time it was completed shortly after the end of the war in November 1918 amounted to 6000 copies. It is possible that the greatest work of this type, however, was made after the war, when hundreds of extra cars were cheaply sold to private buyers, which helped the formation of US civil aviation.

 

Aircraft Curtiss JN-4 Jenny photo

Aircraft Curtiss JN-4 Jenny photo

 

Today, the plane "Jenny" the most numerous in the world of authentic aircraft of World War I, copies of which are kept in flying condition in America and Britain.

 

Basic data Curtiss JN-4 Jenny:

Dimensions:

  • Length: 8,34 m
  • Wingspan: 13,31 m
  • Height: 2,77 m

 

The weight:

  • Empty: 716,88 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 966,16 kg

 

Aircraft Curtiss JN-4 Jenny retro photo

Aircraft Curtiss JN-4 Jenny photo

 

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 120 km / h
  • Range: 400 km
  • Powerplant: "Curtis" OX-5
  • Power: 90 l. from. (67 kW)

Date of first flight: 1916 year

The remaining airworthy modifications: 0T-4V, 0T-4 (CAN) «Kanukov» (Canuck), JN-4H

 

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