|Designer||B. Douglas Thomas|
|Primary users|| U.S.A.|
|Number built||5500 |
|Wingspan||13.3 m (43 ft 7 in)|
|Engine||90hp OX-5 or others|
|Max Speed||121 km/h (75 mph)|
|Climb||610 m (2,000 ft) in 10:00|
910 m (3,000 ft) in 10:00
|Ceiling||3,400 m (11,000 ft)|
|Range||400 km (250 mi)|
The Curtiss JN (Jenny) was the marriage of the Model J trainer by B.D. Thomas of Sopwith and Curtiss' own Model N, hence the designation "JN". The original JN-1 was followed by small numbers of the JN-2 in 1915. The first large-scale order was for the JN-3, of which eight-six were built in the US and eighteen in Canada.
The JN-4 became the major type -- a trainer for almost all US pilots and many overseas as well. Over five and a half thousand were built and they served in both military training and civilian applications long after the war.
It came in many sub-variants, from the basic JN-4 (701 built) through the JN-4D (2664 built), along with related planes like the JN-4H, JN-6, and others. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Curtiss Jenny.
Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways: wow
- Shapeways: wow
- Bowers'65, p.3.
- Argus Vol. 3, p.90.
- Munson, p.107.
- Angelucci, p.82.
- Bowers'65, p.12.
- Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
- Argus Books, Airplane Archive: Aircraft of World War One, Volume 3. Great Britain: Argus Books, 1989. ISBN 0-85242-998-3
- P.M. Bowers, Profile Publications 37: The Curtiss JN-4. Great Britain: Profile Publications, Ltd., 1965.
- Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607