Curtiss Twin JN
|Curtiss Twin JN (JN-5, Model 1B)|
|Role||Experimental biplane observation aircraft|
|Primary user||United States Army Air Service|
The Curtiss Twin JN (retrospectively called the Model 1B and also known as the JN-5) was an Experimental aircraft built by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company for the United States Army Air Service. It was a biplane, designed for observation missions.
Based on the successful Curtiss JN-4, the Twin JN used the same wing structure, but the wingspan was extended by enlarging the center section. Lateral control was achieved with the tail of a Curtiss R-4. The Twin JN was powered by a pair of 90 hp (67 kW) Curtiss OXX-2 engines located between the wings.
One aircraft was evaluated by the United States Navy as a twin-float seaplane.
Data from Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947
- Crew: two
- Length: 29 ft 0 in (8.83 m)
- Wingspan: 52 ft 9⅜ in (16.08 m)
- Height: 10 ft 8⅜ in (3.26 m)
- Wing area: 450.3 ft2 (41.83 m2)
- Empty weight: 2,030 lb (921 kg)
- Gross weight: 3,110 lb (1,411 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Curtiss OXX-2 water-cooled V-8 water-cooled aircraft piston engine, 90 hp (67 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 80 mph (129 km/h)
- Service ceiling: 11,000 ft (3,350 m)
- Related lists
- Bowers 1979, p. 166.
- Bowers, Peter M. Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947. London:Putnam, 1979. ISBN 0-370-10029-8.
- Donald, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Etobicoke, ON: Prospero Books, 1997.
- John Andrade, U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909, Midland Counties Publications, 1979, ISBN 0-904597-22-9