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Family: Miscellany. Country: USA.

JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) rockets came in many types and were used to shorten the takeoff of aircraft in short field or overload conditions. They were among the first practical applications of rocketry, and much early development of rocket technology by JPL, Aerojet, Goddard, and others was devoted to JATO applications.


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JATO Chronology


1929 Aug 1 -
1938 Jun 1 -
1939 Jul 1 -
1941 Aug 12 -
1942 May 26 -
1942 Jul 3 -
1943 Jan 8 -
1943 May 1 -

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