It had a range of 75 miles, and was intended to deliver 180 lbs of high explosives.

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Check out this French SPAD VII circa 1916 which was flown by the French, British, and Americans flying with “Lafayette Escadrille”.

Pilots liked this plane because it could survive diving – without disintegrating – and was tough.

A list of the films we will be showing this year will be published by January 20th on our website, well as our Standing Rock Cultural Arts Events page on Facebook.

Well, most of us do and if you have that “bug” about aircraft and flying, then you’d enjoy a trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

We paused to see the US Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” trainer built in 1915.

This was the first mass produced US aircraft, but it was not intended for combat due to its top speed of 87 MPH, 11,000 ft max altitude.This aircraft on display is an exacting reproduction of the first aircraft purchased by the US Signal Corps, US Army for ,000 in 1909 (which was a LOT of money back then).The Wright Brothers were quite active in the Dayton, Ohio area.Note the synchronized machine gun; earlier WWI models simply used metal plates to deflect bullets if the prop got in the way.This plane has impressive statistics: 180 horse power, top speed of 127 MPH, one .303 machine gun, 17,500 altitudes, and NO parachute!This part will be a competition whereby the audience will have a chance to vote on their favorite film.