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Most military aircraft at the time and for a while after could not start themselves. I think everything on the deck when I served on a carrier in the late 80s except maybe s-3s required huffers and electric carts to get going.

The startup of an F-22 using it's jet fuel starter is pretty wild: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUO-D2-OfDQ

Thank you for your service!, and for sharing.. I didn't know that.

Most aircraft, really. That's why jet engine "air start" services are provided at most airfields and airports.

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