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Thu Jun 21, 2001 1:58 am

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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RE: Jato

Thu Jun 21, 2001 6:09 am

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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RE: Jato

Thu Jun 21, 2001 10:29 am

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

RE: Jato

Thu Jun 21, 2001 11:33 am

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

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RE: Jato

Thu Jun 21, 2001 12:50 pm

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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