[WWI] Which airplane would you fly?

Nicklas, Brian NicklasB at si.edu
Thu Jul 14 17:00:05 EDT 2011


The NASM JN-4D at the Udvar-Hazy Center (show here at the Main Museum downtown DC)
http://www.nasm.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?id=A19190006000

NMUSAF JN-4D in Dayton
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=269

And one I can't talk about...



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"I wonder how many restored Jennies are out there now, flying and static?"

I have no idea but I know of these two:

There's an old static display Jenny that's been hanging for years from the ceiling in Concourse B at Denver Int'l Airport: http://www.flickr.com/photos/landoni/5756600878/

And there's a Canuck that's flyable at Pioneer Flight Museum in Kingsbury Texas:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/landoni/5060895707/

Jim


On Jul 14, 2011, at 2:24 PM, Brad & Merville wrote:


Great link!  Thanks Jim.  I wonder how many restored Jennies are out there now, flying and static?  There seems to be quite a boom on.

Brad
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"actually it would be a Curtiss JN3 or 4 in order to give it a combat history, preferably before 1916!"

That reminds me, there is a fantastic blog by a man who is restoring/building a JN-4D at http://www.curtissjennyrestoration.blogspot.com/

I've been downloading many of his photos for reference in building my Model Airways 1:16 Jenny.

Jim


On Jul 14, 2011, at 7:32 AM, Brad & Merville wrote:


Red Fokker Dr.I...... just to be different.

Cheers
Brad
(actually it would be a Curtiss JN3 or 4 in order to give it a combat history, preferably before 1916!)


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Now here's the thing:
If you were given the chance to be transported in time to some point between 1914 to 1918 on the European Western front of the Great War, given some training to fly airplanes (at Issoudun or at Aviano or at Schwerin) and then you could choose ANY aircraft of the era to make a tour over the trenches... I guess I'd choose -for practical reasons- a Fokker D.VIIf. However, for the looks, I'd choose a Nieuport 11. Or a Sopwith Pup.
What airplane would you choose?
D.




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