arrester hook


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Noun1.arrester hook - a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrierarrester hook - a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
aircraft carrier, attack aircraft carrier, flattop, carrier - a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
Translations
crosse d’arrêt
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The additional features that the naval version would have when compared to the other version of LCA are the LEVCON (Leading Edge Vortex Control Surface) to reduce the forward speed of the aircraft during carrier landing, Telescopic Landing Gear with high sink rate, Arrester Hook for deck recovery and fuel dump system for emergency deck recovery.
Relative to the basic Su-27, it has a foreplane, which evidently eliminates the need for thrust-vectoring for low-speed pitch control, an arrester hook, a strengthened undercarriage, improved wing flaps and a folding wing and horizontal tail.
Aircraft gets airborne over a ski jump in about 200 m and lands 90 m using an arrester hook engaging an arrester wire on the ship.