JATO assisted takeoff of the P2V-1, BuNo 89082, The Turtle, starting its historic flight from Perth Australia to Washington DC
Perth Australia Date:1946, September 29 Duration:18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of the U.S. Navy P2V-1 (BuNo 89082) on the RAAF Base Pearce, Perth, Australia. The Turtle logo painted on its fuselage. The aircraft at the end of the runway commencing its takeoff roll, and then being boosted into the air as 4 JATO (Jet assisted takeoff) bottles ignite. Dark smoke from the JATO bottles is clearly visible.
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