This is a miniature copy of the Curtiss OX-5 water-cooled V8 used in the standard Curtiss J.N. “Jenny” aircraft. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the aircraft was produced in great numbers and was used to train almost 95 percent of the U.S. and Canadian pilots. This 1/4 scale model was built by Replica Engines, Michigan, in 1995. The engine is 14″-long, 8″-wide, 10″-high, and weighs 12 lbs. 2 oz.
The original engine weighed approximately 320 lbs. and produced a maximum 90 horsepower…”on a good day.”