Not necessarily. The F-16 and Typhoon are pretty damn good at low speed.There is a difference between the RHAG(?) type arrested landings and the forces involved on the hook and fuselage, and those associated in a carrier landing. Which means the carrier aircraft needs more structural strength. On the other hand the low speed performance should be improved.
I believe the emergency tailhooks are one time use items, not meant for routine use at short runways such as how Canada uses them with F-18s.No production non naval F-18's.
A hook's fairly standard on a modern jet. F-35A has one, Typhoon, Tornado as well - no naval ops
Every US amphib ship has some aviation capability, even if it just a landing area.What rotary wing aircraft can be carried at the same time? What number of jets can be carried by the non aviation adapted ships of that class?
Thanks for the link. The comments about LPDs controlling F-35B is interesting. I assume this means for air defence as opposed to CAS and so on? Would an Aegis cruiser more normally take control of fighters?
And you would be very disappointed.I really . . . REALLY . . . do hope, that they do NOT have women manoeuvring and parking the jets onto those lifts !!
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