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Anlsvrthng

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Could you continue operation while missing one arrestor wire? I recall this happened on Admiral Kuznetsov and it caused a Mig-29 to run out of fuel while circling and waiting for the wire to be repaired, but would a broken wire immediately result in the carrier no longer fit for operation and have to return to port if the broken wire can't be fixed onboard?
Does the F-35C has an arrestor hook ?
 

Intrepid

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They said that the accident involved an F-35C.
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"The F-35C variant is designed for catapult-assisted take-off but arrested recovery operations from aircraft carriers. Compared to the F-35A, the F-35C features larger wings with foldable wingtip sections, larger control surfaces for improved low-speed control, stronger landing gear for the stresses of carrier arrested landings, a twin-wheel nose gear, and a stronger tailhook for use with carrier arrestor cables."
 

Anlsvrthng

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"The F-35C variant is designed for catapult-assisted take-off but arrested recovery operations from aircraft carriers. Compared to the F-35A, the F-35C features larger wings with foldable wingtip sections, larger control surfaces for improved low-speed control, stronger landing gear for the stresses of carrier arrested landings, a twin-wheel nose gear, and a stronger tailhook for use with carrier arrestor cables."
Sorry, my bad, the pictures next to the crash on few site shown F-35B as crashed airplane : D
 

sheogorath

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If I remember correctly, isn't the F-35C the variant with most issues and delays at this point?.

Also, I remeber news of them having to redesign the hook in early aircrafts because it failed at catching the cables
 

Hyper

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This is what happens when one does not focus on the basics. This has the look of cable failure all over the face.
 

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