H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

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H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by 58chevybiscayne » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:02 pm

I just picked this up today, I cant find much about it but it looks all original the engine is free inside as well,from what I have seen its some sort of engine heater,but im unsure of its use any of you out there know what its used for, not to sure what im going to do with it either but it is pretty cool.

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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by phantomfixer » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:49 am

I know this is an old thread...but man...those little H1s saved my butt many of nights in Germany...a gasoline burning heater with a blower that put out forced hot air...used to help keep us warm, help cure adhesives on aircraft repairs in freezing temps...just a great all around little heater...wish I had one...
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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by Rustman » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:05 am

So this is a rabbit hole I just fell down since I'm working on buying a WW2 era maintenance tent. Seems the Quartermaster Corps determined the "Herman Nelson Self-Powered Unit Heater" used by the AAF for heating aircraft engines was suitable for heating up the maintenance tent. Yours is a later model and in fact Herman Nelson is still in business. It appears the original ones had an engine for driving the blower, and part of the ignition system also fired the heater. Therefore the entire unit was self contained, self powered with no need for external electrical power.

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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by Tim Shanteler » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:51 am

I have one of those WWII Herman-Nelson heaters used by the AAF.
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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by Rustman » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:41 am

oooh. Can we see pictures? I found very little online for the Herman Nelson from WW2. Found a bit more for the Stewart Warner version.

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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by Tim Shanteler » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:41 am

Sure.... I'll have to figure out how to upload them.
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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by Rustman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:02 pm

Tim,

Could you just email them to me? matthew.picciotto@gmail.com

Thanks
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194* G518 "Ben Hur" Trailer Composite Body
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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by Old salt » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:38 pm

I've been looking for any kind of information, service manuals, etc for H 1 heater. We just bought it and it worked fine for 1 day. And with limited knowledge we're havin a hard time. This one was mfd by Engineered air systems Inc. The engin is British made.

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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by redlight » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:58 am

I have some service manuals for your heater in PDF format. I also have a H! heater in my garage. PM me with your email address and I will send you what i have and some pictures to compare.

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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by Old salt » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:43 pm

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Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:58 am
I have some service manuals for your heater in PDF format. I also have a H! heater in my garage. PM me with your email address and I will send you what i have and some pictures to compare.

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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by redlight » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:20 pm

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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by Troop121 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:12 pm

I see this is an older post. I have 2 of these units! One for sale with all accessories and a second complete unit. Air Force models.

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Re: H1 USAF ground support heater and trailer

Post by redlight » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:44 pm

I have a unit in my garage that I can not get the engine to start. I would love some help to get the engine to run, See Pictures below
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I am located in Boston Ma.


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