AGE

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Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE)

The museum exhibits several types of AGE used by the United States Air Force (and many other organizations) over the years:

C-26 Ground Power Unit

Hobart Generator Set

MA-1A Gas Turbine Compressor

This portable device was used to generate electrical power for ground operation and starting of certain USAF aircraft, including the.... It used a gasoline-powered reciprocating engine to drive its electrical generator and produced 28 volt, 1500 amp direct current. The unit was made by O. E. Szekely & Associates, Inc.      This portable device was used to generate electrical power for ground operation and starting of certain USAF aircraft. It used a gasoline-powered, eight-cylinder Chrysler reciprocating engine to drive its electrical generator. The unit was made by Hobart Brothers Company of Troy, Ohio.      This self-contained compressor is capable of supplying low-pressure air at high volume for ground support of aircraft. It is powered by a gas turbine engine that rotates at 42,000 rpm and delivers compressed air at 30 psi. The unit could be used to start USAF aircraft that had air-driven starter systems, such as the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo. It originally cost $16,000 and was manufactured by Airesearch Manufacturing Company of Denver.

MD-3 Ground Power Units

 

These portable devices were used to generate electrical power for ground operation and starting of certain USAF aircraft, including the Boeing B-47 Stratojet and Lockheed T-33 T-Bird. They used gasoline-powered, six-cylinder Continental reciprocating engines to drive their electrical generators.

This generator set provided 28 volt, 1000 amp direct current for aircraft ground support. It was manufactured by the Consolidated Diesel Electric Company.

 

This generator set provided 28 volt, 1000 amp direct current for aircraft ground support. It was manufactured by the Consolidated Diesel Electric Company. MD-3M Ground Power Unit