Aircraft 17 - R4D taking off with JATO assist
Larry Johnson - 1972-74 - Antarcticans Database Project more

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Aircraft 17 - R4D taking off with JATO assist

JATO - jet-assisted take-off - jets strapped under the Aircraft to get airborne quicker or when overloaded. I was on several of these and man are they loud inside the plane.

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Photo; courtesy Larry Johnson

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