To be fair I was only politely responding to a stream of strange comment from A2matelot which was conveniently ignored (again).No matter his comment I really don’t know how you have the brass neck to threaten to act like a mod after your spectacular meltdown and flounce.
Sort of.Haven't the Japanese had a light carrier on the sly for a decade?
Nope. That paper is a USAF set of trials at Wright-Patt. The US Navy trials date from very early 90s at Pax River and from memory were looking at ramps after a cat to try and get additional payload. The French used very small ramps aboard Foch to trial Rafale back in the early days as well.
Its the "B" that's the giveaway - "but" - which actually originates from STOBAR.The "R" makes me think they're fishing it up.
Speaking to The War Zone, Justin Gibson, the Boeing spokesperson said “Boeing and the U.S. Navy are in the beginning phases of operating an F/A-18 Super Hornet from a ski jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River to demonstrate it is STOBAR compliant for the Indian Navy”.