Rocket Motor, Solid Fuel, 15-KS-1000, JATO (Jet-Assisted-Take-Off) Unit

Rocket Motor, Solid Fuel, 15-KS-1000, JATO (Jet-Assisted-Take-Off) Unit

     

Shown here is a smokeless Aerojet 15-KS-1000 Jet-Assisted-Take-Off (JATO) unit used to boost military and commercial aircraft. The motor produced 1,000 pounds of thrust for 15 seconds. Multiple units were used to lift bombers during the Korean War. Approximately 256,000 of these motors were produced.

Aerojet gave this motor to the Museum in 1968.

Gift of Aerojet General Corp.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Aerojet General Corp.

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Overall, steel; nozzle, steel, but unpainted gray metal; brown plastic-like filling in nozzle throat
Dimensions
Overall: 2ft 9 1/2in. x 11in., 60lb. (85.09 x 27.94cm, 27.2kg)

Shown here is a smokeless Aerojet 15-KS-1000 Jet-Assisted-Take-Off (JATO) unit used to boost military and commercial aircraft. The motor produced 1,000 pounds of thrust for 15 seconds. Multiple units were used to lift bombers during the Korean War. Approximately 256,000 of these motors were produced.

Aerojet gave this motor to the Museum in 1968.

Gift of Aerojet General Corp.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Aerojet General Corp.

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Overall, steel; nozzle, steel, but unpainted gray metal; brown plastic-like filling in nozzle throat
Dimensions
Overall: 2ft 9 1/2in. x 11in., 60lb. (85.09 x 27.94cm, 27.2kg)

ID: A19680550000