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A.P.U.

A.P.U.
Author: CZ_RAF
Time Stamp:
11:48:03 18 July 2001
Post:
Could anybody tell me what this means? I am thinking that it could be something like external power unit or something similar.

For what was it used?

Thanks

Pavel


RE: A.P.U.
Author: RodM (Guest)
Time Stamp:
12:13:10 18 July 2001
Post:
Dear Pavel,

can you place a context on this term - give a sentence in which the term, "A.P.U." is used

RodM


RE: A.P.U.
Author: Pavel (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:22:03 18 July 2001
Post:
A think Auxiliary Power Unit?

Pavel


RE: A.P.U.
Author: N. John Hooper (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:12:20 18 July 2001
Post:
Hi Pavel: Your assumption is correct. Auxilliary Power Unit.

Used to either conserve or supplement the aircraft's onboard power system. Usually a mobile cart located at the ramp and available to be plugged into a socket located in the aircraft's lower fuselage within reach of a mechanic. Most modern jets have an APU located in the tail of the aircraft and used when at the ramp to keep onboard systems powered up, i.e Air Condition-ing,etc.Computers and instruments.


RE: A.P.U.
Author: Pavel (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:24:11 18 July 2001
Post:
And what about WWII flying boats? It could be used for emergency pumps?

Pavel


RE: A.P.U.
Author: Pavel (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:27:07 18 July 2001
Post:
Thanks John.


RE: A.P.U.
Author: Chris Charland (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:56:28 18 July 2001
Post:
Hi Pavel

A.P.U. also stands for Aircraft Preparation Unit.

Cheers...Chris


RE: A.P.U.
Author: CZ_RAF
Time Stamp:
17:10:17 18 July 2001
Post:
Thanks Chris but I think that it is Auxiliary Power Unit.


RE: A.P.U.
Author: Stein Meum (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:40:32 18 July 2001
Post:
No,Auxiliary Power Unit is a post war term.

Aircraft Preparation Unit is the correct translation if it's got a WW2 connection.

Sturtivant,Hamlin and Halley's book "RAF Flying Training and Support Units" states there were som 7 A.P.U.'s,all formed at 01 July -44,and disbanded into various Ferry Units,FTU's,or generally disbanded in late -45.

HTH,

Stein


RE: A.P.U.
Author: CZ_RAF
Time Stamp:
07:20:29 19 July 2001
Post:
Dear Stein,

thanks for reply. Your explanation looks correct but there is one problem which I haven't mentioned - "my" A.P.U. was a device

which was fitted into aircraft!

I have read that in article written by airmen who served during WWII and postwar. So it is possible that he used the term which was used after war?!?

Pavel