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What were they used for ,taxiing air craft..?
They were APUs, Auxillary Power Units for starting aircraft.;
 
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They were APUs, Auxillary Power Units for starting aircraft.;
I was thinking they were for towing the fighters out to the flight deck, now I have the full picture.. They look like a cool little toy to have..
 
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What were they used for ,taxiing air craft..?
No. They would start aircraft. The low profile got them under the wings. They steered with the single back wheel. They were speedy little things.

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What happened to them all, they get scrapped..
 
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What were they used for ,taxiing air craft..?
Auxilliary Power Unit (APU) for starting jet engines in the 1950s. The U.S. Navy used them on aircraft carriers. A company in California bought a bunch of them but none left now that anyone can find.
 
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Neat looking little buggy..
 
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Nothing odd here, just an airplane hanging off the back of '48-50 CEO wrecker in front a gas station in the middle of town.

 
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Hmm. Seems to be missing an important item.
 
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A pair of them.
 
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Well, Mullin's does the best tune-ups and brake work in town. But they're nowhere near the airport.
 
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You sure they weren't some fly by night joint?

Come on, somebody was going to say it.
 
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You sure they weren't some fly by night joint?

Come on, somebody was going to say it.
I was going to make a comment about a sky-hook.
 
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I was going to wing it but that will no longer fly... Cool picture!
 

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