Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" – Trainer Aircraft

Brickmania
$280.00
Current Stock:
0
SKU:
BKM531
Availability:
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Weight:
2.11 LBS
Shipping:
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Designer:
Andrea Boninsegna
Piece Count:
499 LEGO® & BrickArms® elements
Minifigs:
2
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

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About the Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" – Trainer Aircraft:

Synonymous with America’s early love of aviation, the Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” is an iconic plane of the U.S Air Service and the barnstorming era of the 1920s. The JN was created by combining elements of two different airplane designs, one by Glenn Curtiss and the other by Sopwith Aviation’s B. Douglas Thomas. Early JN-2 and JN-3 models were operated by both Americans and Britons. The JN-2 saw use as part of the U.S. Army’s Mexican Expedition Campaigns and performed the first tactical operations of the fledging U.S. Air Service. The JN-3 series aircraft were used primarily as trainers for the Royal Naval Air Service.

By mid-1916, the prominent JN-4 was introduced, and with several engineering changes stayed through the end of World War I and throughout the “Roaring Twenties.” The JN-4 was mainly used as a trainer or reconnaissance craft for the signal corps. The most popular was the JN-4D series, and when desire outpaced production capacity, six other companies were extended contracts to continue the line. In total, 6,070 JN series aircraft were built during the Great War.

After the war, Curtiss bought planes and OX-5 engines from the U.S. Government. These were quickly refurbished and sold to civilians for a mere $4,000 ($63,951 in today’s market). The Jenny’s fulfilled many roles, but most famous were traveling aerial circuses where pilots performed death-defying stunts.

Specifications:

Crew: 2
Maximum speed: 75 mph (121 km/h, 65 kn)
Cruise speed: 60 mph (97 km/h, 52 kn)
Service ceiling: 6,500 ft (2,000 m)
Time to altitude: 2,000 ft (610 m) in 7 minutes 30 seconds

Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" – Trainer Aircraft

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Adorned with cross element printing, and an iconic color scheme, this build includes posable ailerons and a crew of two custom minifigs. Also included is a high-quality sticker sheet for the under-wing roundels.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Andrea Boninsegna
499 LEGO® & BrickArms® elements
2x custom minifigs
Custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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