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Burgess N-9

 

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Curtiss N
 
The 1914 Curtiss N Army trainer featured tandem "bathtub" cockpits, trailing interplane ailerons, and cost $7,500. One was delivered on 11 December 1914 (AS35) for Army evaluation but was judged very unstable despite added dihedral. A design merger with the Model J led to the famed JN-4 "Jenny."
 
Four 1916 N-8 (Model 1D) variant with 41'9" wing and standard ailerons were built; AS60-AS63.

 

curtissn9

 

The 1916 N-9 (Model 5) enlarged N was the seaplane version of the JN Jenny. It had a heavier engine than the Jenny to compensate for the extra weight of the floats and an upper wing that was some 10 feet (3 meters) longer than the lower one. Developed in late 1916, it served in U.S. Army and Navy flying schools until 1927.
 
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Curtiss N-9
 
A total of 731 were built; 122 by Curtiss (A60-A65, A85-A90, A96-A125, A201-A234, A294-A301, A342-A373, A2285-A2290), plus 681 subcontracted to Burgess and also seen as Burgess N-9 (A409-A438, A999-A1028, A2351-A2572, A2574-A2650), and 50 by NAS Pensacola (A6528-A6542, A6618-A6632, A6733-A6742, A7091-A7100).
 
N
Engine: Curtiss OXX-3, 100hp
Wingspan: 38'3"
Length: 27'2"
Speed: 70 mph
Seats: 2
 
N-9
Engine: 100hp OXX-6
Wingspan: 53'4"
Length: 30'10"
Useful load: 625 lb
Max speed: 80 mph
Cruise speed: 70 mph
Range: 180 mi
Seats: 2
 
N9-H
Engine: 150hp Hisso
Wingspan: 53'4"
Length: 30'10"
Useful load: 625 lb
Max speed: 80 mph
Cruise speed: 70 mph
Range: 180 mi
Seats: 2
 
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