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Developed at the end of 1916 and introduced in early 1917, the Curtiss N-9 seaplane was based upon the Curtiss JN-4B. A biplane trainer, it was widely used and remained in service with the United States Army and Navy flying schools until 1927.

Curtiss N-9 Specifications
Country: United States of America
Manufacturer: Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation
Type: Trainer
Entered Service: Beginning of 1917
Number Built: 450
Engine: Curtiss OX-6, 8 cylinder, 100 hp
Wing Span: 53 ft 3.75 in (16.25 m)
Length: 30 ft 10 in (9.4 m)
Height: 10 ft 8.5 in (3.26 m)
Empty Weight:
Gross Weight: 2,765 lb (1,254 kg)
Max Speed: 80 mph (129 km/h)
Ceiling: 9,850 ft (3,002 m)
Endurance: 2 hours
Crew: 1 pilot and 1 student
Armament: Not armed
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