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The auxiliary power plant (aka "putt-putt"), located on the port side of the fuselage, just forward of the tail, opposite the fuselage door. This is a generator which powers the electrical system until the main engines are started.

There's a plaque on it which reads

Ground fuel container to air plane structure before refueling auxiliary engine to prevent fire caused by static electricity.

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Time picture taken Tue Jul 25 15:15:36 2006
Location picture taken Waukegan Regional Airport (KUGN)
Waukegan, IL
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