Carrier launches of the Phantom

Cold war, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm - up to and including for example the A-10, F-15, Mirage 200, MiG-29, and F-18.
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Unread post16 Sep 2011, 06:23

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??????

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Unread post16 Sep 2011, 07:31

Google "aircraft bridle catcher"
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Unread post17 Sep 2011, 02:45

So THAT's what those doofers on the bow were. :thumb:
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