SELF-PROPELLED AIRCRAFT ELECTRIC GENERATOR
CD 1963028 E&MP 21.010
August 31, 1944
Demonstrating the self-propelled aircraft electric generator is Joe Finck, one of the three mechanics who developed the idea of mounting the generator on the chassis of a 3-wheel gasoline scooter.
The generator provides external electric current for starting airplane engines or for checking radio and other electrical equipment.
Mounting the generator on the scooter provides a quick and easy method of getting the generator to the planes.
The scooter-generator was devised and constructed at the Wichita Airport, headquarters for the Midwestern District of the Materiel Command.
Original Caption by Science Service
©MF Materiel Command, War Department