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User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Is JATO used for functional purposes on C-130s other than Fat Albert?

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I thought I heard that it was used in Bosnia for extra short take offs.


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

It is possible to use, but it is expensive so reserved for extreme situations.
Not only are Jato bottles expensive, they put extra stress on the airframe. Environmental concerns may also have something to do with it.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

The Canadian Air Force used them in the 60s and 70s but they caused too much airframe stress and were removed  Sad.

User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

The LC-130's of the NYANG are still using JATO.


User currently offlineCarioca Canuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Whistler is right.....I remember seeing a C-130 at the Springbank airport just west of Calgary do a JATO takeoff at a 1975 airshow.

The thing almost went straight up........it was amazing......and loud.

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