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Curtiss OX5 Engine

The most common aircraft used after the First World War was the Curtiss JN-4, which was powered by the Curtiss OX 5: the dominant engine used in aircraft in the 1920s. With its 90 horse power capacity, it was not only used in JN-4 aircraft like The City of Edmonton, but also in planes such as the Travel Air 2000, Waco 9 and 10.

The Curtiss OX 5 engine was an advanced version of the earlier Curtiss O engine that was used in 1911. The first of the OX engines was developed in 1912, but the war years saw ongoing improvements to these engines until they were highly regarded as reliable, effective aircraft engines.


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