: ...it is going to break the airplane, badly
: and possibly part of the carrier.
: Some land based jets do have tailhooks (F-15
: and F-16 come to mind) but they are for
: catching wires at the far end of the runway
: in case of brake failure, they are not the
: same as carrier based tailhooks. As
: previously mentioned there is a world of
: difference in the airframes and landing gear
: between land and carrier based aircraft.
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: Hey, Guys?
: Hi ... May I ask you a "What If"
: The two Soviet aircraft carriers; could
: either of them, in an one-off thing, recover
: a fixed wing fighter - like a F-20
: Thank you,