Aviation Photo #2419974 Airbus A320-232 - Air Astana

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A ram air turbine (commonly known by the acronym RAT) is a s airstrmall turbine that is connected to a hydraulic pump, or electrical generator, installed in an aircraft and used as a power source. The RAT generates power from theeam by ram pressure due to the speed of the aircraft. With the exception of crop dusters (see below), modern aircraft only use RATs in an emergency — in case of the loss of both primary and auxiliary power sources the RAT will power vital systems (flight controls, linked hydrauli
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    Almaty (Alma Ata)
    January 29, 2014
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