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    Blue Angel's Fat Albert jet-assisted takeoff - GIF

    U.S. Navy Blue Angel's Lockheed C-130 "Fat Albert" performing a jet-assisted takeoff.




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    Looks hard on the tail. Also looks more like RATO, not JATO.

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    I agree with you JDurand, Rato.

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    I've seen that in person at an air show. It's impressive.

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    Much like the C-130 rocket assist I saw back in the day at Grissom AFB during one of their last air shows. They did a simulated supply drop, banked then hit the rockets and disappeared. I have seen Fat Albert fly numerous times but thought they retired him last year?

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    I was looking for the "ACME" label and Wiley Coyote !



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