Curtiss JN-4

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Curtis JN-4
Curtiss Museum Jenny JN-4.jpg
Role Trainer
Manufacturer Curtiss
Primary users US Army Air Roundel.svg U.S.A.
RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
RAF Type A Roundel.svg Canada
Number built 5500 [1]
Wingspan 13.3 m (43 ft 7 in)[2]
Engine 90hp OX-5
Crew 2
Max Speed 121 km/h (75 mph)[2]
Ceiling 3,400 m (11,000 ft)[2]
Endurance 2:15[2]

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.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Curtiss Jenny.

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:200 Scale


  1. Munson, p.107.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Angelucci, p.82.
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607