New catapult for aircraft carriers demonstrated in England.
United Kingdom Date:1952, January 10 Duration:48 sec Sound:Yes
A British catapult systems for aircraft carriers is introduced. Demonstrations include launch of a dead weight, a pilotless plane and then piloted jets from the deck of an aircraft carrier during various stages of tests in England. The pilotless plane has no wing tips to ensure it will not fly far after launch, and crashes into the sea after launch.
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