Curtiss OX-5 V-8 Engine

More than 10,000 of these V-8 engines were manufactured, most of them for use in Curtiss JN-4 Jenny trainers. After World War I, thousands of OX-5s and Jennies were sold to the public at a fraction of their original cost to the government. In addition, during the 1920s, the OX-5 engine powered airplanes developed for civil aircraft by Waco, Laird, Curtiss, Fairchild, Alexander, Travel Air, and many other firms.

The availability of a well-proven, inexpensive engine in such quantity was a mixed blessing -- it allowed many people to fly who could not afford a more expensive engine, but manufacturers of more modern power plants suffered.

On Loan from the War Department, Air Service, Washington, D.C.

Physical Description:
Weight (dry): 145 kg (320 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Designer
Glenn H. Curtiss
Manufacturer
Willys-Morrow Company (Curtiss)

Date
1919

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Golden Age of Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Length 144.1 cm (56.75 in.), Width 75.6 cm (29.75 in.,) Height 93.3 cm (36.75 in.)

More than 10,000 of these V-8 engines were manufactured, most of them for use in Curtiss JN-4 Jenny trainers. After World War I, thousands of OX-5s and Jennies were sold to the public at a fraction of their original cost to the government. In addition, during the 1920s, the OX-5 engine powered airplanes developed for civil aircraft by Waco, Laird, Curtiss, Fairchild, Alexander, Travel Air, and many other firms.

The availability of a well-proven, inexpensive engine in such quantity was a mixed blessing -- it allowed many people to fly who could not afford a more expensive engine, but manufacturers of more modern power plants suffered.

On Loan from the War Department, Air Service, Washington, D.C.

Physical Description:
Weight (dry): 145 kg (320 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Designer
Glenn H. Curtiss
Manufacturer
Willys-Morrow Company (Curtiss)

Date
1919

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Golden Age of Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Length 144.1 cm (56.75 in.), Width 75.6 cm (29.75 in.,) Height 93.3 cm (36.75 in.)

ID: A19200008000