Crashed aircraft removal from carrier decks

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Crashed aircraft removal from carrier decks

Post by Old_Fossil » 07 Nov 2019 17:39

I know, and have seen videos of, crashed aircraft being manhandled over the side of aircraft carriers. But these appear to be aircraft that came to rest on the edges of the flight deck. How did they handle immobilized aircraft in the middle of the flight deck? A 6 ton upside down TBF Avenger seems a bit much to handle by manpower alone.
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Re: Crashed aircraft removal from carrier decks

Post by OpanaPointer » 07 Nov 2019 19:24

Hard turn with the crew pushing on the plane and over she goes. If that doesn't work put a line on it and heave from forward or aft as appropriate.

This works for helicopters as well.
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Re: Crashed aircraft removal from carrier decks

Post by Tomg44 » 14 Nov 2019 23:38

They used a crane.
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Re: Crashed aircraft removal from carrier decks

Post by Tomg44 » 15 Nov 2019 00:20

This is the best picture I can find for a British deck crane. - HMS Formidable -1945.
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Re: Crashed aircraft removal from carrier decks

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Post by Old_Fossil » 15 Nov 2019 03:12

Tomg44 wrote:
15 Nov 2019 01:24
Here is an American deck crane.
http://www.rb-29.net/HTML/81lexingtonst ... xchron.htm
Excellent! Never seen anything like that before. Thanks for posting.
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