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Postage Stamp Planes Airliner Collection PS5810-1
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny Diecast Model
US Air Mail Service, #38262, 1918

1:100 Scale   Length   Width
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny   3.25"   5.25"

The JN-4 "Jenny" was a single-engine, 2-seater biplane built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company as a training aircraft for the US Army. It was widely used during World War I to train new pilots, but it saw a more significant role in aviation history as a mail-carrying airplane in the 1920s.

The U.S. Army Air Corps transferred six JN-4H airplanes to the U.S. Post Office Department towards the end of WWI. These Jennys were first to be used on the regularly scheduled Air Mail Service, which operated on a route between Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City.

On May 15, 1918, airplane #38262 piloted by Army Lt. George Boyle was the first airplane to fly U.S. mail, ushering in the Post Office's new Air Mail Service. President Woodrow Wilson and other officials were on hand to witness this historic event. The President handed his personal letter of greetings to a very young Army Air Service pilot at Potomac Park polo grounds in Washington, DC, to be flown to the Mayor of New York City, via a relay stopover at Philadelphia, PA.

Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

Designed by B. Douglas Thomas (formerly of Sopwith), the Curtiss Jenny was first flown in 1916.

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Postage Stamp Planes Airliner Collection

The Model Power "Airliner Collection" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of civilian aircraft.

Model Power "Airliner Collection" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Permanently extended landing gear.
  • Selected moving parts such as spinning propellers.

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