ski-jump ramp

ski-jump ramp

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A takeoff curved ramp either on an aircraft carrier or on land, terminating at about 12° to horizontal to permit a short takeoff run to vectored-thrust STOVL (short takeoff and vertical landing) aircraft. The ramp provides increased safety in case of an engine or nozzle failure besides permitting a takeoff with a higher takeoff weight.
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An aircraft launch system (a catapult) aboard an aircraft carrier is needed to accelerate radar surveillance aircraft or planes with the thrust/weight ratio insufficient for taking off from the ski-jump ramp on the carrier's fore end.
With her distinctive ski-jump ramp to launch fighter jets, she was involved in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the Bosnia conflict during 25 years at sea.
8), build a miniature ski-jump ramp to test the force of friction
The first modern-type ski-jump ramp was built on the hill above Oslo in 1892.
aircraft carriers, Chinese technology will use a ski-jump ramp for jet take-off.
With her distinctive ski-jump ramp for launching fighter jets, she was involved in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the Bosnia conflict during 25 years at sea.
The Liaoning, which entered its second year of service with the People's Liberation Army Navy, even has a ski-jump ramp.
She sustained a broken jaw, leg and arm fractures, and facial injuries after crashing into a ski-jump ramp.
Cram and Balding are extremely accomplished broadcasters in their own fields, but whoever threw them together (or hurled them with great force) for this Games needs to be pushed down a ski-jump ramp. Has some twit producer told them to try to be funny?
"There are still some technical problems applying nuclear AaAaAeAe-propulsi to the carrier platform, so the Type 002 will still use steam catapults," the source said. "But this is still a breakthrough compared with Liaoning and the Type 001A carrier, both of which are equipped with ski-jump ramps."