Model, Static, Curtiss Carrier Pigeon 1


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Curtiss Carrier Pigeon

Powered by the venerable Liberty engine, the Curtiss Carrier Pigeon was designed to carry mail along National Air Transport's lucrative New York-Chicago route. Both Curtiss and National were owned by pioneer aviation entrepreneur Clement Keys.

Gift of the Great Lakes Exposition

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


  • Airframe, propeller - wood
  • Wires, landing gear, tailskid, exhaust - metal


Model: 26 × 57.2 × 81.5cm (10 1/4 × 22 1/2 × 32 1/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Wood and metal display model of a Curtiss Carrier Pigeon 1 mailplane in blue, with silver wings and empennage, color scheme. 1:16 scale. 1936.



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