Friday, April 23, 2021

China Built Electromagnetic Catapult Takeoff Technology for Aircraft Carrier

China built electromagnetic catapult takeoff technology for aircraft carrier.

The electromagnetic catapult is a system under development  to launch carrier-based aircraft from an aircraft catapult using a linear motor drive instead of the conventional steam piston drive.

The main advantage is that this system allows for a more graded acceleration, inducing less stress on the aircraft’s airframe.

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