Curtiss JN.4D 'Jenny'

  Base model:JN
  Designation System:Various US Military
  Designation Period:1909-1919
  Basic role:Undesignated Aircraft

  Length: 27' 4" 8.3 m
  Height:9' 10" 3.0 m
  Wingspan: 43' 7" 13.2 m
  Gross Weight: 1,430 lb 648 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Curtiss OX-5
  Horsepower (each): 90

  Max Speed: 75 mph 120 km/h 64 kt

Examples of this type may be found at
College Park Aviation MuseumCollege ParkMaryland
Museum of FlyingSanta MonicaCalifornia
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida
San Diego Aerospace MuseumSan DiegoCalifornia
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
United States Army Aviation MuseumOzarkAlabama

JN.4D on display

National Museum of Naval Aviation


Recent comments by our visitors
 Steven vanderboegh
 twin Lake, MI
Wanted paper work, logbooks and data plate for a Curtiss Jenny for a project. Steve Vanderboegh 2312205540
12/21/2010 @ 16:21 [ref: 34729]
 Bloomsburg, PA
Jamie, There are many still flying Jenny's. There is one in a airshow at Rhinebeck Aerodrome NY, and one that will be flying at the Grimes field in Bethal PA.
09/26/2008 @ 14:18 [ref: 22750]
 harbor springs, MI
The WAAAM (Western Air and Automib ile Museum- or close to that)museum in Hood River. OR opened 2 years ago and has what they say is the only flying Jenny. I saw the Jenny in the Denver airport last week while returning from Hood River. This museum should be listed on this site. Jamie
08/03/2008 @ 07:36 [ref: 22339]
 Michael Johnson
 Virginia Beach, VA
My Grandfather passed away in 1958 so I never talked to him. But, he was a airplane mechanic for the Prinston flying club in NJ. I have several photos of crashed jennys the hangers as well as a aerial photo of the prinston/georgetown football game dated 1917 (I belive the date is correct) it's been a while since I looked at the pictures. The one photo I have is of his plane it happens to be a tri-wing or 3-wing jenny. I know there isn't any known to be made but I do have a photo of it! I think he adapted a third wing.
12/10/2007 @ 23:48 [ref: 18872]
 guy mazzarella
 freehold, NJ
I am building an indoor slow fly kit of the Curtis Jenny JN4D sold by Horizon Hobby and need a detailed picture to determine where the cables should go on the wings,so that I can make it more realistic.
06/05/2007 @ 12:45 [ref: 16747]
 , MT
Hi; I recently aquired an old wheel from what I suspect to be from a 1910's airplane. It looks like those on the Jenny. Does anyone know what size rim/tire the Jenny took? The one I have looks to be about 16-17 inch diameter. It has a Goodrich Silvertown 24 x 4 (Airplane)tire with no tread.No longer usable except perhaps display. Value anyone? Thanks
06/02/2007 @ 18:14 [ref: 16714]
 Colorado Springs, CO
There is also a JN4D on display at the Denver International Airport in the B concourse (In front of the shops near gate B52). It was restored by the Antique Airplane Association of Colorado. You have to look up, most people miss it.
09/28/2006 @ 10:32 [ref: 14314]
 David Allen Lilli
 Thousand oaks, CA
How can I find out if a JN4D with an Indentification Mark Assignment number is still in existence or being restored? the # 1174 I have the original paperwork for it.
06/09/2006 @ 17:27 [ref: 13485]
 David Alderman
 Tampa, FL
I dont know if you know this or not, but there is a Curtiss Musium in Hamondsport, NY. (http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org/)
actually, Glenn H. Curtiss is a verry distant cousin of my fathers.
05/17/2006 @ 12:06 [ref: 13306]
 Gene Jensen
 , WI
I have a complete set of blueprints for a JN4D that a friend gave me. He found them in the attic of a home he bought. The dates include: 1)drawn by, 2)traced by 3)aproved by, etc., and they run from 1915 through 1918.I'm planning to use a few of them for matted pictures in my study. How do you tell if they are real? Thanks, Gene
04/05/2006 @ 08:28 [ref: 13045]


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