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ID number F04987
Title A4 Skyhawk catapult tests and arrests
Collection Film
Object type Training and Technical films
Place made At sea
Date made c 1970s
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 10 min 29 sec
Video Download video 46.19 MB


This item was fimed with a high speed cine camera to produce ultra low motion footage for analysis. Shows catapult take offs and arrested landings by RAN Fleet Air Arm Mcdonnell Douglas A-4G Skyhawk and Grumman S-2 Tracker aircraft operating from the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne. Skyhawks shown are Nos 884, 886 and 889. Trackers shown are Nos 842, 844, 845 and 847.

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