A Weird Triplane

This Week’s Hints to help you along:

  • Yes, those are American insignia on the wings.
  • Clearly inspired by the famed Fokker Dr.I Triplane.
  • Fast and well-designed, setting speed records.
  • Set altitude records as well!
  • Too late for the Great War, however.

So do you know what this aircraft is?




Post a REPLY below with your best guess!

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11 thoughts on “A Weird Triplane

  1. dean says:

    Tail reminds me of a Curtiss Jenny, so I gotta go with an experimental Curtiss plane? 🙂

  2. HW says:

    No, this is NOT NOT NOT a Curtiss 18-T Wasp, though that’s a pretty good guess.

  3. Jim Wood says:

    Curtiss S.3 Speed Scout triplane – derived from the ‘Wireless’ S.2

  4. Nigel Dingley says:

    It’s a Curtis S-3 (Model 10). Four were delivered to the US Army in 1917 with serial numbers S322 to S325. So this would appear to the be the second aeroplane of the production batch.


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