1917 Curtiss JN-4D "Canuck" Biplane

Summary

The Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" was the U.S. Army's primary training aircraft in the World War I era. After the war, surplus "Jennys" formed the core of America's barnstorming "fleet." The JN-4D variation employed a control stick rather than the wheel used in the standard version. The craft originally was built for the Canadian market, explaining its "Canuck" nickname.

The Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" was the U.S. Army's primary training aircraft in the World War I era. After the war, surplus "Jennys" formed the core of America's barnstorming "fleet." The JN-4D variation employed a control stick rather than the wheel used in the standard version. The craft originally was built for the Canadian market, explaining its "Canuck" nickname.

Artifact

Airplane

Date Made

1917

Heroes Of The Sky
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Heroes of the Sky

Object ID

48.17.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ray C. Dahlinger.

Material

Metal
Wood (Plant material)
Cloth
Leather

Color

Olive (Color)
Yellow
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 9.83 ft

Width: 43.648 ft

Length: 27.3 ft

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