Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny"

The Curtiss JN-4, commonly called the "Jenny", was never used in combat during World War I. The plane was excellent for training, however, and was used to train American, Canadian, and British pilots.

The two seat plane could be controlled from either station. It had a wooden frame construction with cloth skin, and was powered by a V-8 engine. The plane was officially unarmed, although some had machine guns added for training purposes.

This plane carries the markings of the United States Air Service, which is different from the aircraft markings of the American Expeditionary Forces who fought in World War I.

Country of Manufacture United States
First Year of Service 1916
Wing Span 43.6 ft | 13.3 m
Length 27.3 ft | 8.3 m
Height 9.8 ft | 3 m
Weight 1430 lbs | 648 kg
Engine Curtiss OX-5, liquid cooled, V-8 engine, 90 hp
Top Speed 75 mph | 120 km/h
Range 200 miles | 320 km
Armament None
Crew 2


Technical Notes:
Made with Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Airplane not including background, 34349 vertices, 48856 faces - All aircraft insignia are modeled as part of the mesh.
Historical Notes:
The instruments in the cockpit are conjecture.