Metro/JATO

Date:         14 Jul 97 20:27:02 
From:         Andrew Goldfinger <Andy.Goldfinger@jhuapl.edu>
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     A few years ago, I saw a Swearingin Metro with a tubluar member at
the tail apex. I asked about this, and was told that it was for a JATO
engine.

1.  Is this true

2.  If true, has anyone here ridden a Metro during a JATO take off?
Could they share their experience?