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This is the nozzle for a 12AS-1000D-5 JATO (Jet-Assisted-Take-Off) rocket motor, developed and manufactured by the Aerojet Engineering Corporation and used to help lift light aircraft or for rescue operations. The motor produced one thousand pounds of thrust for twelve seconds. One of the most popular JATOs, the 12AS-1000D-5 was the first to be type certified by the Civilian Aviation Authority (certification R-1).

Aerojet gave this nozzle to the Museum in 1948.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Date ca. 1947 Country of Origin United States of America Type PROPULSION-Rocket Engines Manufacturer Aerojet Engineering Corp. Dimensions 4 1/4" Diameter x 4 3/8"
Materials Steel
Copper Alloy
Inventory Number A19480011000 Credit Line Gift of Aerojet Engineering Corporation Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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