I was recently looking at some old videos I have on the Phantom 2 and was watching the carrier launches. It shows them hooking up the 3 point flexible bridal to the catapult and then the launch. The question is: what happens to the bridle? It doesn't come back with the catapult hook and I can't see where it goes. I am sure it doesn't go off the end of the ship and is never reused......... or does it??????
Posted: May 24, 2013 - 6:04 PM
Posted: Sep 16, 2011 - 08:31 AM
Joined: Oct 12, 2006 - 08:18 PM
Google "aircraft bridle catcher"
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Posted: Sep 17, 2011 - 03:45 AM
Joined: Jan 31, 2004 - 07:18 PM
So THAT's what those doofers on the bow were.
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