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Old 29th September 2018, 16:56
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Old 29th September 2018, 17:28
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Very interesting.
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Old 29th September 2018, 22:17
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Thank you, Alex.


I think the ski-ramp is something US carriers could imitate. A simple, elegant concept.
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Old 30th September 2018, 11:54
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Yes Ed, and if I remember correctly it was developed, not from military expertese but from the idea put forward by a naval officers wife who was keen on Skiing.I believe she received a bounty for it?
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Old 1st October 2018, 13:03
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Thank you, Alex.


I think the ski-ramp is something US carriers could imitate. A simple, elegant concept.
If I remember my readings correctly, the problem with the ski ramp carriers is that the aircraft can't carry heavy loads, so there is a restriction on payload.
The US catapults allow their a/c to carry a full load.
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