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SUPERCARRIER tests AMAZING NEW electromagnetic CATAPULT launch system! #7149641 04/24/18 02:45 AM
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These are the dead loads test that Naval shipyards use to test catapults on new carriers or after major repairs on catapults. They can vary the weight of dead load by adding water to dead load. Typical they start off at around 30,000 lbs and increase weight to around 70,000 in steps. They chart and track the performance in acceleration force, time and end speeds, etc. In 2 second and 220 feet you can have a dead load moving at 170 MPH or more. It creates and unbelievable plume of water and sometimes the dead load will skip the water 3 to 5 times. I believe this flight deck is 120 foot above water level and the plume goes way above the flight deck. This is all done to predict the launch needs of an aircraft depending on plane type, fuel load, bomb load and configuration, total weight, temperature, humidity, and the wind over deck. Most launchs produce 1,500,000 to more than 2,000,000 ft lbs of energy





Some more information on Carriers if your interested:

http://www.seaforces.org/usnships/cvn/Gerald-R-Ford-class.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Gerald_R._Ford



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Re: SUPERCARRIER tests AMAZING NEW electromagnetic CATAPULT launch system! [Re: jeh7mmmag] #7149648 04/24/18 02:57 AM
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I toured the Ford in Norfolk back in the fall. Amazing piece of machinery. flag

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Re: SUPERCARRIER tests AMAZING NEW electromagnetic CATAPULT launch system! [Re: kry226] #7149688 04/24/18 03:32 AM
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I toured the Ford in Norfolk back in the fall. Amazing piece of machinery. flag


I bet it was amazing. Heck of a price tag for the program. Wonder if the next carrier will be EMAL and Recovery? These newer one dwarf the carrier I was on (USS Lexington).

I did get to participate in catapult testing after overhaul in Boston Naval shipyards. They shut the whole Boston Bay down to any traffic while we were testing. Dead load would sometime tumble, skip, or bounce quite a ways out.
We got up 160MPH on 600PSI of Super Heat Steam 650 degree F. Lot of creaking, popping, and growling of pipes and steam receivers at those setting.

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