The Curtiss H-16 was introduced in 1917 and represented the final step in the evolution of the Model H design. With longer-span wings and a reinforced hull similar to the Felixstowe flying boats, the H-16's were powered by Liberty engines in U.S. Navy service and by Eagle IVs for the Royal Navy.

These aircraft remained in service through the end of World War I with some being offered for sale as surplus military equipment at $11,053 apiece (one third of the original purchase price.) Others remained in U.S. Navy service for some years after the war, most receiving engine upgrades to more powerful Liberty variants.

These original plans and drawings were all featured in the Curtiss H-16 Erection Manual and whilst particular to this type, also serve to give a reasonable idea of certain aspects of it's 'cousin', the Felixstowe F.2A.

Pilot Controls Engine Controls Front View Engine Controls side view Rigging & Fittings
Tail Structure Top View Wing Installation
Side View Front View