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USAAC Starter Truck

As aircraft engines grew it became increasingly difficult -- and dangerous -- to "hand-prop" the engine to life. mechanical starters were developed to add power and safety to the process. This starter truck is similar to such vehicles used around the world.

A British test pilot with AIRCO, Capt. B.C. Huck, developed a practical apparatus mounted on a truxck. These vehicle systems became known as "Huck Starters".

The National Museum of the United States Air Force displays this Ford-mounted Huck starter truck.
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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...