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Offline Abraham Gubler

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Re: Undercarriageless fighters and flexible decks
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 12:09:18 am »
thank you my dear GTX for sharing.

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Interesting 'what if' to replace traps and cats. If this had gotten up and fitted to all carriers does this mean I wouldn't have an "Order of the Hook" but rather an "Order of the Bounce"!
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Re: Undercarriageless fighters and flexible decks
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2013, 08:27:16 am »
Surely one of the big limitations of this approach is how to handle the aircraft on the deck (or on the training airfield).  Purpose built trolleys and tugs are all well and fine, but an aircraft with its own wheels can be towed or pushed by a wide range of vehicles - or assembled man power.  It can also maneuver quite nicely under its own power.  All this is lost when the wheels are removed.
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Re: Undercarriageless fighters and flexible decks
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 06:09:06 pm »
Hi! Type 543 three side view. And Sea Vampire carrier landing test video.

http://blog.livedoor.jp/janome_gotyou/archives/cat_136375.html



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Re: Undercarriageless fighters and flexible decks
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 04:03:02 am »
Supermarine's first design for a Naval fighter without undercarriage was the Type 505 in 1946

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Re: Undercarriageless fighters and flexible decks
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 08:08:14 am »
Thanks a lot my professor. Excellent drawing!!