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02-23-2008, 06:26 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile28957/Aircraft-on-Catapult.htm>Aircraft on Catapult</a></b><br><br>A large transport aircraft sitting on a catapult in China<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/5516631.jpg>

02-23-2008, 06:45 PM
OK I have a couple of questions about this, call me a doubting Thomas I guess.
1. Why? A C-130 landed and took off from the Forrestall unassisted. It was for a feasibility study on using the Herk as a COD aircraft. (Google "C-130 Carrier" for Utube video
2. How did it get there, no strip any where in the area to taxi from. Unless they are never coming back. (See #3)
3. And probably the most important, the right wing tip won't clear the hanger near the end of the "Catapult"