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sakai2005
04-28-2010, 04:32 PM
this may have been posted before but ive never seen this footage before and was wondering if anyone could tell me more about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...FGbg&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfJw6qlFGbg&feature=related)

Daiichidoku
04-28-2010, 05:03 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/aero/anfm.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/aero/AnFM-2withafullloadJetassistedtake-.jpg

Choctaw111
04-28-2010, 07:16 PM
How much thrust were those good for?

AndyJWest
04-28-2010, 08:22 PM
Our faithful friend Wikipedia doesn't seem to have a great deal of info, but it is better than nothing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JATO
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GALCIT
Judging from Daiichidoku's second image, Rocket-assisted takeoffs were a little hectic - full left aileron!

Aviar
04-28-2010, 09:32 PM
I don't know much about it, but I can tell you it sure isn't a Corsair.

Aviar

AndyJWest
04-28-2010, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by Aviar:
I don't know much about it, but I can tell you it sure isn't a Corsair.

Aviar

I think sakai2005 was referring to the aircraft at the start of the video:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/RATO-F4U.jpg

PanzerAce
04-29-2010, 03:39 AM
Probably going to have to read up on Goddard's efforts during the war if you want to know more about those rockets, since he was the main guy for the naval rocket systems. If you can't find anything related to him for those rockets, then look up the work Theodore Von Karman was doing, as he was the lead on the RATO development for the army (though as I recall those were primarily applied to A-20s).


Goddard is your best bet though, I don't recall any mention of naval aviation when I was reading up on Von K for my thesis.