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vegaskip
10-02-2015, 12:51 PM
Just to keep the pot boiling, did this in '98
Jim
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Trumper
10-02-2015, 04:37 PM
Whoa ,down boy ,down :)

gollum
10-02-2015, 05:59 PM
I thought it was going to be a Vampire :(

vegaskip
10-03-2015, 04:39 AM
No rubber decks here mate
Jim

vegaskip
10-03-2015, 05:42 AM
To clarify things a bit. Gollum is referring to the experiments aboard HMS WARRIOR using a rubber mattress like device for a/c to land wheels up. These tests were at the time when the 'boffins' we're trying to perfect systems for the operation of Jet Aircraft from Carriers, and led to the Angled Flight Deck, Mirror/Projector Landing system and Steam Catapult being invented and developed by the Royal Navy, all of which were later adopted by the USN and all othe countries that operate Aircraft Carriers.
Capt.'Winkle' Brown successfully landed a Vampire on to Warrior. However the idea was dropped as it not thought viable.
Jim