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USAAC Starter Truck

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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 the Author

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...


Comments

Interesting, looks like you could convert one of the GAZ kits to make one.
NOV 03, 2012 - 08:29 AM
Should not be a hard conversion from a Gaz truck since Gaz has its roots in the factories that Ford built in the CCCP
DEC 05, 2012 - 11:16 AM
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