"Cart-Starts" make a quick launch for B-52s
Airman 1st Class Michael Brand, 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, loads a "quick start" cartridge on a B-52 Stratofortress before a local training mission Dec. 30 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Throughout the month of December, deployed Airmen have been launching aircraft by a method known as cartridge starts, or "Cart-Starts." During these launches, a small-controlled explosive is inserted into two of the eight engines located on the B-52 providing a rapid response launch capability. Airman Brand is deployed from Minot AFB, N.D. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)
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