Angled flight decks
allow for more catapult installations and for simultaneous landings but the aircraft require an arrester system of shipborne lines with an aircraft tail hook to restrict movement once landed, and these 'controlled crashes' reduce airframe life.
Boddington, who was head of the naval aircraft department at Farnborough, is remembered for the development of the angled flight deck
on aircraft carriers, the most important advance in aircraft carrier design since the end of the Second World War.
We set sail again and spent a year in the Mediterranean on exercises with the new angled flight deck
and returned in July 1955 to Greenock, Scotland.
The correct image is that of the Audacious-class aircraft carrier, the fourth to carry the name of Ark Royal and the first ship in the world to carry an angled flight deck
The British also helped develop angled flight decks
, steam catapults and arresting gear.
He describes the technological achievements of the Royal Navy, such as angled flight decks
, mirror deck landing systems, and vertical take-off and landing; operational successes during the two World Wars, including the sinking of the German light cruiser Konigsberg, the attack on the Italian fleet at Taranto, and Arctic and Atlantic convoy protection and operations with the US Navy in the Pacific; and post-war events like the Suez Campaign of 1956 and the recapture of the Falklands after the Argentine invasion, as well as operations in the Gulf.
Before the days of modern angled flight decks
, a carrier flight deck could be doing only one of three things: spotting aircraft, launching aircraft, or recovering aircraft.