This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Reaction Motors Inc. and U.S. Navy crew who worked on Reaction Motors first JATOs, 1943, by a Martin PBM-3 Mariner aircraft at Annapolis, Maryland. First installation of Reaction Motors 3,000 lb JATO on Martin PBM-3 No. 6586 in December 1943 or January 1944. Among these individuals are: C. E. Bellais, CWO, top row, left; John Shesta, Hugh Franklin Pierce, unknown, Lieut. William Gore, Lovell Lawrence, Frank Muth, head draftsman, Reaction Motors, Inc., Les Collins of RMI, and unknown. Bottom row identities, unknown.
Collection Item Long Description:
- Aeronautics, Military
- World War, 1939-1945
- Propulsion systems