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Curtiss JN-6H

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Curtiss JN-6H (Model 1F)
Type Biplane trainer aircraft
Manufacturer Curtiss
Primary users United States Army Air Service
United States Navy
Produced 1918
Number built 1035

The Curtiss JN-6H (Model 1F) was an American biplane trainer aircraft built by Curtiss for the United States Army Air Service during World War One.

Development and design

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),[1] JN-6HG-1 dual-control gunnery trainer (560 built),[2] JN-6HG-2 single-control gunnery trainer (90 built),[3] JN-6HO single-control observation trainer (106 built),[4] and JN-6HP single-control pursuit trainer (125 built),[5] a total of 1035; five went to the Navy.[6]

The airframe did not differ substantially from the JN-4H (Model 1E), and used the same 150 hp (110 kW) Hispano-Suiza 8A ("Hisso") V8, which weighed 408 lb (185 kg).[7]

Some of the aircraft were modernised as the Curtiss JNH and later to the Curtiss JNS (JN Standard) with either a 180hp Wright-Hispano E (as JNS-E) or 150hp 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.




See also

Related lists


  1. Fitzsimons, Bernard, general editor. Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare (London: Phoebus Publishing, 1978), Volume 14, p.1502, "JN-4 and JN-6, Curtiss".
  2. Fitzsimons, p.1502.
  3. Fitzsimons, p.1502.
  4. Fitzsimons, p.1502.
  5. Fitzsimons, p.1502.
  6. Donald, David, editor. Encyclopedia of World Aircraft (Etobicoke, ON: Prospero Books, 1997), p.1502.
  7. Hispano-Suiza 8A.
  • Donald, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Etobicoke, ON: Prospero Books, 1997.
  • Fitzsimons, Bernard, general editor. Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare, Volume 14, p.1502, "JN-4 and JN-6, Curtiss". London: Phoebus Publishing, 1978.
  • John Andrade, U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909, Midland Counties Publications, 1979, ISBN 0 904597 22 9

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