arrester hook


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Synonyms for arrester hook

a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier

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The aircraft is specifically designed for take off from a 14-degree ramp on the aircraft carrier deck and use the Arrester Hook System to facilitate landing within the deck length of 90 meters.
Pilot training for carrier qualification begins on the tandem-seat Su-25UTG, which was built specifically for this purpose, or (since most of these aircraft were retained by the Ukraine) the Su-25UBP, which is simply an Su-25UB trainer with an arrester hook added.
The MiG-29K reportedly has an enlarged wing (increased from 38 to 42 sq/ metres), an arrester hook, increased internal fuel and presumably a strengthened undercarriage.
Aircraft gets airborne over a ski jump in about 200 m and lands 90 m using an arrester hook engaging an arrester wire on the ship.