Re: Metro/JATO

Date:         31 Jul 97 12:30:29 
From:         "Bart L. Grossman" <>
Organization: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey
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Trevor Fenn wrote:
> I think it is actually RATO that we are talking about here, Rocket
> Assisted Take Off, not JATO. Someone correct me if I'm terminologically
> challenged.

You're correct as far as the C-130 is concerned.  Although using rockets
to assist takeoff the term used in the military(at least Navy) is JATO.

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