Lake Macquarie History

Catapult: securing

photo: catapult: securing

“Once safely out of the water the next job was to try and catch the aircraft as it is swung backwards and forwards over the catapult. Imagine the ship rolling (as it always seemed to do) and the aircraft dangling on the end of the crane. Once caught, six small block-and-tackles would be attached criss-cross to steady it onto the cradle on the catapult.”

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