Aircraft Photo of 4983 | Curtiss JN-4D Jenny | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #83694
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:4983
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss 1 (J/N/JN Jenny/Canuck)
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss 1 (J/N/JN Jenny/Canuck)
Aircraft Version:Curtiss JN-4D Jenny
Licence-built by:Springfield
C/n (msn):[ 4983 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
 
Photo Date:9 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 83694
Photo Comment

One of the most famous of all US aircraft is the Curtiss JN-4D Jenny, with more than 90% of American pilots during WWI receiving their primary instruction on the type. This example, one the first 25 of 585 built under licence by the Springfield Aircraft Corporation of Springfield, MA is on display at the Smithsonian NASM's Udvar-Hazy Center. It had been briefly in use as a US Air Service trainer at Hazelhurst Field at Mineola, NY before being acquired by the museum in Nov. 1918.

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