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Curtiss JN-4 Aircraft C332 of RFC (Royal Flying Corps) Canada, Camp Borden, Ont., c. 1917
Students in the Royal Flying Corps, Canada learned the basics of flight in aircraft such as the Curtiss JN-4. The wood frame, canvas and wire construction made the plane light enough for its engine to provide sufficient lift and manoeuverability. Unfortunately, the materials of early twentieth-century aviation did not offer much protection against the elements, or German bullets.
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