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Posted 9/26/2007 Printable Fact Sheet
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A/M32A-60B Generator Set
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A/M32A-60B Generator Set

The A/M32A-60B Generator Set, commonly called the "dash 60 start cart," was a trailer-mounted power unit capable of providing AC and DC power for aircraft electrical systems as well as high volume air for starting aircraft engines. The U.S. Air Force and other branches of the military, as well as many allied nations around the world, used thousands of these units in several variants over the years. Many are still in use today. The McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II was but one of the aircraft for which the unit was designed.

Powered by a gas-turbine engine that turned a maximum of 42,000 RPM, the A/M32A-60B generated precise 3-phase, 400-cycle power and produced 120 pounds of air pressure at 1,781 cubic feet per minute.

This "dash 60" was originally manufactured in February of 1965 by Libby Welding Company, Inc. It was completely refurbished and donated to the museum by American Valley Aviation of Quincy, California, in September 2003. The unit is exhibited as part of the Vietnam-era diorama surrounding our RF-4C in the Lindquist-Stewart Fighter Gallery.

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