Ski Jump on carriers .

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toad
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Ski Jump on carriers .

Post by toad » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:48 am

So I read the accounts and actions of the UK 809 squadron. Aside from thinking it would be a good idea to take all the "progressives" to a large stadium and blow them up , I got some side notes on the " Ski Jump " . It seems that the ski jump is not just for Harrier type aircraft. It also works for standard air craft also . It is far easier to maintain than steam catapults , and benefits a supersonic aircrafts launch. I think this is going to make the Japanese "Helicopter" Carrier and much more " offensive " , weapon than previously thought ?

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Re: Ski Jump on carriers .

Post by HTRN » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:19 am

Ski jumps are much simpler than catapults, but give up deck space(limiting how many planes they can launch in a short amount of time) and don't work well with heavier aircraft.
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Re: Ski Jump on carriers .

Post by Vonz90 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:59 pm

HTRN wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:19 am
Ski jumps are much simpler than catapults, but give up deck space(limiting how many planes they can launch in a short amount of time) and don't work well with heavier aircraft.
There was a study on them a while back I saw. Basically it severely it severely limits the max payload of some aircraft types. Also would be a no go for prop aircraft like the E2/C2 and such.

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Re: Ski Jump on carriers .

Post by blackeagle603 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:37 am

Limits the size of your airwing. That gives up a lot of space for spotting aircraft fwd during recovery cycles.
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