Figure 1-14.-Arresting gear installation.
Figure 1-15.Nose gear launch equipment.
allows the aircraft to be secured to the carrier deck for
full-power turnup of the engine prior to takeoff. The
Carrier aircraft are equipped with facilities for
holdback tension bar separates when the catapult is fired
catapulting the aircraft off the aircraft carrier. This
and allows the aircraft to be launched with the engine at
equipment consists of nose-toe launch equipment. The
older aircraft have hooks that are designed to
For nose gear equipment, a track is attached to the
accommodate the cable bridle, which is used to hook the
deck to guide the nosewheel into position. See figure
aircraft to the ships catapult. The holdback assembly
1-15. The track also has provisions for attaching the nose