|Curtiss JN-6H (Model 1F)|
|Role||Biplane trainer aircraft|
|Primary users||United States Army Air Service
United States Navy
|Developed from||Curtiss JN-4|
Design and development
Developed from the one-off JN-5H advanced trainer, the 6H had a superior aileron operation mechanism. It was used in a variety of roles, with stick and rudder in either one seat or both: JN-6HB single-control bomber trainer (154 built), JN-6HG-1 dual-control gunnery trainer (560 built), JN-6HG-2 single-control gunnery trainer (90 built), JN-6HO single-control observation trainer (106 built),and JN-6HP single-control pursuit trainer (125 built), a total of 1,035; five went to the Navy.
Some of the aircraft were modernized as the Curtiss JNH and later to the Curtiss JNS (JN Standard) with either a 180 hp (134 kW) Wright-Hispano E (as JNS-E) or 150 hp (112 kW) Wright-Hispano I engine (as JNS-I).
- Bomber training variant
- Single-control bomber trainer, 154 built
- dual-control gunnery trainer, one dorsal guns, 560 built.
- single-control gunnery trainer, two dorsal guns, 90 built
- single-control observation trainer, 106 built
- Pursuit training version, 125 built.
- Crew: 1 (pilot)
- Length: 26 ft 11 in (8.2 m)
- Wingspan: 43 ft 7 in (13.28 m)
- Height: 9 ft 10.5 in (3.01 m)
- Gross weight: 2,750 lb (1,247 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8A water-cooled 8-cylinder vee aircraft piston engine, 150 hp (110 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 80 mph (128 km/h)
- 1 × fixed, forward-firing .30 in (7.62 mm) machine gun in cowl (JN-6HG-1) or
- 2 × fixed, forward-firing .30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns in cowl (JN-6HG-2)
- Related lists
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- Fitzsimons 1978, p. 1502.
- Donald 1997, p. 1502.
- Hispano-Suiza 8A.
- Andrade, John. U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Hersham, Surrey, UK: Midland Counties Publications, 1979. ISBN 0-904597-22-9.
- Donald, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada: Prospero Books, 1997. ISBN 1-894102-24-X.
- Fitzsimons, Bernard, ed. "JN-4 and JN-6, Curtiss". Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare, Volume 14. London: Phoebus Publishing, 1978.