Alone Together page 21

Any number of aircraft had more than one way to start the engines, one of the more kind of funny systems involved the Jumo 109-004 TL jet engine, famously fitted the WWII Me 262 jet fighter. For normal starts, there was a small two-stroke gasoline engine in the intake cone of the jet that would spin it up that in turn had a little electric starter. Straight forward enough. But, if the electric start didn't work right, there was a pull cord start for the starter motor, exactly like a lawn mower or other small gas engine. Imagine the scene of, at that time the most advanced jet fighter in the world, being started with a pull cord.