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MA-1A Start Cart

DAYTON, Ohio -- MA-1A Start Cart on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- MA-1A Start Cart on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The MA-1A start cart generates high velocity air for starting an aircraft jet engine. That air is fed into the aircraft engine, causing it to spin or "spool up" with sufficient rpm for starting. The cart's air delivery system is powered by a small turbine engine.

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