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Standard J-1

DAYTON, Ohio -- Standard J-1 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Standard J-1 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Standard J-1 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Standard J-1 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Standard J-1 in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Standard J-1 in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)


The Standard Aircraft Co. J-1 was a two-seat primary trainer used by the U.S. Army Air Service to supplement the JN-4 Jenny. Similar in appearance to the JN-4, the J-1 was more difficult to fly and never gained the popularity of the legendary Jenny.

Standard developed the J-1 from the earlier Sloan and Standard H-series aircraft designed by Charles Healey Day. Four companies -- Standard, Dayton-Wright, Fisher Body and Wright-Martin -- built 1,601 J-1s. The government cancelled about 2,700 more J-1s on order after the signed of the Armistice in November 1918. 

Museum personnel completed a two-year restoration of the aircraft on display in 1981.


TECHNICAL NOTES:
Engine: Curtiss OXX-6 of 100 hp (Hall-Scott engines were most commonly used, but some were equipped with Curtiss or Hispana-Suiza engines)
Maximum speed:
72 mph
Range: 235 miles
Ceiling: 5,800 ft.
Span: 43 ft. 10 in.
Length: 26 ft. 7 in.
Height: 10 ft. 10 in.
Weight: 2,100 lbs. loaded

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