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Old July 12th 03, 07:23 PM
Gareth Mottram
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Keith Willshaw wrote:
"Peter Twydell" wrote in message
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In article , 87015
writes

Many years back I recall a Sea Harrier landing on a container ship or


such

rather than ditch in the sea. There was a two page spread about it in the
magazine "Air Pictorial" a few weeks after the incident. This was in the


late

1980's.

Of course I do know (and have seen the photos) of the 1960's trials with


a

C-130 on a USN carrier.

But has it happened at all apart from these two incidents? Anyone know?

T.


ISTR pictures of an Auster landing on or taking off from an RN carrier.

Weren't there trials with a B-N Islander at some stage?
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Then there are the trials that involved vampires with no undercarriage
and a rubber flight deck, kinky but true

Keith


Seem to recall that it was these experiments that lead to the angled deck.

g


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Old July 13th 03, 02:48 AM
vincent p. norris
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On Sat, 12 Jul 2003 03:19:25 GMT, Orval Fairbairn
wrote:

During the Korean War, a friend of mine flew some staff officers to a
carrier in an L-17 (military version of the Navion) to help plan the
Inchon invasion. Apparently, there were several Navions involved and it
happened more than once. They had no arresting gear, but probably didn't
need it, either.


Was ysour friend a Naval Aviator? If not, did he get some training in
carrier landings?

vince norris
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Old July 13th 03, 02:50 AM
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On 11 Jul 2003 22:59:25 GMT, ost (Ditch) wrote:

What about the April 4, 1963 dead-stick landing of an F-8 Crusader flown by Stu
Harrison?


Could you tell us more about that?

vince norris
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Old July 14th 03, 01:57 AM
Walt BJ
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Back when the Navy was looking for an advanced jet trainer I remember
seeing a picture of an F104B on a carrier. Did this really happen or
was it a PR photo montage? Having flown 104s the idea of operating
ONto a carrier gives me pause.
Off, with a hefty cat shot, no problem.
Walt BJ
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Old July 14th 03, 02:14 AM
vincent p. norris
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Was ysour friend a Naval Aviator? If not, did he get some training in
carrier landings?

vince norris


Nope -- he was an Army enlisted man (CA NG), activated to Korea. They
needed recon pilots and asked for people who knew how to fly. He had
extensive experience -- even owned a P-40 for awhile back then.

It was really no big trick to land a Navion on a carrier steaming into
the wind.


Although I have no Navion time I do have a few carrier landings, so I
would accept that; but I'm surprised the military would risk
passengers of any importance on such a flight.

vince norris
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Old July 14th 03, 04:50 AM
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I have a photo of a Fokker F-28 on very short approach to a carrier...I know
there was a study on the use of the F-28 but I have yet to see one actually on
the carrier.

Ted
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Old July 14th 03, 04:51 AM
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Of course there was the use of U-2's off of a carrier.
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Old July 14th 03, 04:40 PM
Ron
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I think a version of the Bae-145/Avro Rj was proposed for a COD aircraft for
the UK


Ron
Tucson AZ
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Old July 14th 03, 07:48 PM
David McArthur
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"Anonymous" wrote in message ...
87015 wrote in message ...
Many years back I recall a Sea Harrier landing on a container ship or such
rather than ditch in the sea. There was a two page spread about it in the
magazine "Air Pictorial" a few weeks after the incident. This was in the late
1980's.



Landed on a container ship called the Lago Lacare(sp.) which promptly
claimed salvage rights on the harrier - cost the MOD a fortune to get
the aircraft back!

David
 




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