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Standard Aircraft Corporation

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Standard Aircraft Corporation was a American airplane manufacturer, founded in Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1916

Standard Aircraft anticipated American entry into World War One, despite an expressed policy of isolationism. The same year it was founded, Standard Aircraft became a very early supplier of aircraft to the U.S. Army Signal Corps (perhaps fifth or sixth ever).[1]

The corporation supplied the Standard H-2 and H-3 to the Army, and the float-equipped H-4H to the Navy.

A more significant type was the J series trainer, similar to the Curtiss JN-4, which began with the SJ prototype, follwed by the production J-1 (or SJ-1), of which some 800 were built.[2] They were badly hampered by the choice of engine, and attempts to cure the problems with subsequent designs were not successful. Only handfuls of JRs and JR-1Bs were built; some JR-1Bs were also purchased by the Post Office.[3]

Standard's last type was the E-1. Intended as a fighter, 100 served as advanced trainers,[4] about half with a provision for fitting machineguns, as the M-Defense.[5]

See also



  1. Donald, David, ed. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Etobicoke, Ontario: Prospero, 1997), p.854, "Standard aircraft".
  2. Donald, p.854, "Standard aircraft".
  3. Donald, p.854, "Standard aircraft".
  4. Donald, p.854, "Standard aircraft".
  5. Donald, p.854, "Standard aircraft".


  • Donald, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, p.854, "Standard aircraft". Etobicoke, Ontario: Prospero Books, 1997.