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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This test will test the sturdiness of the arrester hook and also it will clear that there is no damage to the air frame due to the jerk generated during this exercise."
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.
The aircraft is specifically designed for take off from a 14-degree ramp on the aircraft carrier deck and use the Arrester Hook System to facilitate landing within the deck length of 90 meters.