Basically they were only used on the angled deck Essex class upgrades
and the conventionally powered supercarriers. They are overrun ramps
for the catapult shoe and bridle in those catapults using them.
Modern catapults have a shoe which catches a bar on the nosegear and
therefore do not need any sort of device like that.
On Jul 30, 4:58 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Correct: and the first three Nimitz-class ships were the last to have
bridle catchers. And they're removed when they go into the yard for
RICOH. Nimitz had three, Ike two (on the bow), and Carl Vinson only
one on the starboard bow cat.
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