• Short Summary

    AN EXPERIMENTAL CATAPULT IS BEING TESTED BY THE NAVY-MARINE CORPS TO ENABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE JET AIRCRAFT TO FLY FROM BASES WITH RUNWAYS OF LESS THAN 2,000 FEET.

  • Description

    AN EXPERIMENTAL CATAPULT IS BEING TESTED BY THE NAVY-MARINE CORPS TO ENABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE JET AIRCRAFT TO FLY FROM BASES WITH RUNWAYS OF LESS THAN 2,000 FEET.THE CATAPULT IS DESIGNED TO BE TRANSPORTED BY AIRCRAFT OF SHIP AND IS SET UP IN LESS THAN 300 MAN HOURS.

    POWERED BY A TURBO-JET ENGINE LOCATED 100 FEET AHEAD OF THE LAUNCHING POSITION, THE CATAPULT LAUNCHES THE AIRCRAFT BY MEANS OF A WIRE CABLE ATTACHED TO A WHEELED DOLLY WHICH IS USED TO GUIDE AND TOW THE AIRCRAFT.

    THE AIRCRAFT BEING USED IS AN F-8.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABL0X1NKPS9FY0ZBOOE0EJQLET
    Media URN:
    VLVABL0X1NKPS9FY0ZBOOE0EJQLET
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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