Hucks starter dog

Discussion in 'Engines' started by tyrodtom, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. tyrodtom

    tyrodtom Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed on a lot of Japanese army aircraft, and some Russian also, that they have a fixture on the end of the propeller hub for a starter truck to back up to the aircraft and start the engine.
    Did these aircraft have other means of starting the engine, like hand cranked inertia staters ? Or was the Hucks all they had ?

    If it was only Hucks or nothing, I imagine sudden surprize air attacks really turned some IJA airfields into cunfusion, with a few starter trucks trying to start a lot of aircraft .
     
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