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Source: YouTube The bar is placed between a tong-like (two hooks) device on the aircraft, and when released, the body of the holdback bar envelops the hooks (note the disappearing red paint on the tips of the hooks) forming a collet. On the inside, as the plane pulls on the bar (1), the walls (2) compress a chamber filled with hydraulic fluid (3). The ...


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To add to the disadvantage of a drag chute. The now retired USCG HU-25 Guardian (military version of Dassault Falcon 20) had a drag chute attached to the tail cone for emergency landings or short runways. This was because the engines the coast guard used did not have reverse thrust capability. This drag chute was only effective to about 60 knots. It was ...


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it’s dependent upon the aircraft in question and the approach speed that they need to use, but assuming a fighter aircraft like an F-18 with an approach speed somewhere in the neighborhood of 130 knots a typical 3.5° glideslope to impact yields a descent rate on somewhere between 600-700fpm. The faster the ship is moving at the greater the surface winds it’...


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