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User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 773 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.

Thanks.

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 712 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.



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User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 709 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 (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 705 times:

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

http://www.theaviationzone.com/facts/c130var.htm#lc130


User currently offlineCarioca Canuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 699 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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