Curtiss JN-4 Jenny
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 Jennie aircraft of Curtis was an improved version of the JN-3 aircraft. Its success in the role of the Jenny training aircraft is largely due to the incredibly reliable OX-5 engine. America's entry into the First World War in April 1917 of the year led to orders for the Jenny aircraft, the total production at the time of its completion shortly after the end of the war in November 1918 was 6000 copies. It is possible that the biggest work of this type, however, was done after the war, when hundreds of extra cars were cheaply sold to private buyers, which helped the development 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:


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

The weight:

  • BLANK: 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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