Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior

2-place parasol-wing silver and blue monoplane with 45hp Szekely SR-3 Cylinder Model O pusher engine.
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The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period.

Created:

12/04/2019

Photographer:

Eric Long

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NASM2020-10787

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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