U.S. Navy Training film about recovering aircraft that return to carriers, at sea.
United States USA Date:1951 Duration:8 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Film illustrating proper technique for recovering jet aircraft as they return to land on U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. A U.S. Navy F2H Banshee airplane lands on carrier flight deck. View of green shirt arresting gear deck crewman greasing an arresting cable to reduce friction for higher speed engagement in jet landings. More views of F2Hs landing. One fails to engage any of seven restraining cables and crashes into the barrier. An F6F airplane engaging cables as it lands on a carrier. View of jet nose passing under top cable of conventional barrier. "Davis"-type barrier used for jet airplanes. View of jet that passed all barriers and crashed into other aircraft. The deck covered in foam from firefighters. View of a Banshee jet crashing, bursting into flames, and falling in pieces off the flight deck. Deck crewmen surround a jet after engaging a Davis barrier. They disengage cables and push the aircraft clear of the deck. Arresting gear deck crewmen seen stowing a damaged Davis barrier. Adapting conventional barriers for use with jets by lowering them. More F2H landings. Landing signal officer with paddles. View from carrier deck of jet on final approach. View from an aircraft on final approach. F2H landing on the USS Coral Sea (CV-43). Taxiing after landing. An F9F that passed the barriers, being stopped and signalled to fold wings. Animated sketches of jet aircraft rocking and tilting. Deck crewmen chocking wheels and latching nosewheels. Firefighters foaming a jet when its engines would not shut down, and fuel continued to flow. View of damaged jet engine turbine wheel. An F6F landing on the carrier. F4U Corsairs, with folded wings, being moved by tug on deck. Views of poisonous lead compound powder on inside of jet engine tailpipe. Maintenance crewmen waxing wings of jet aircraft. Red shirt armament crewmen rearming a jet. Purple shirt aviation fuel crewmen refueling jets, mixing jet engine fuel with oil and spreading wings to refuel tip tanks. Use of a special wing-side ladder to refuel tip tanks on jets where permissable. Diagram of carrier illustraing proper method of spotting jets and conventional aircraft on deck. A Marine F2H being brought up on elevator. Deck crewmen pushing a jet backwards. Summary of jet handling techniques, with brief glimpses of actions being described. Formation of jet planes flying overhead.
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