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A C130 lands on a carrier. How much energy must be dissipated and where does it all go?

The kinetic energy to dissipate is easy to calculate: $$ E_\text{kin} = \frac{1}{2} m \times \text{GS}^2 $$ Here, the ground speed GS must be w.r.t. to the carrier deck, not the sea. The landing ...
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