Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z99

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z99

A VMF(N)-534 F7F-3N coded probably Z99 on CV-38 USS Shangri La port catapult is ready for launch. Early 1946.

The bridle, which pulls the aircraft along the catapult track, is forward and the hold-back, which restrains the aircraft until the catapult is fired, runs from the aft fuselage to the deck. When ready to launch, a link in the holdback, which is designed to fail at a predetermined load, breaks and releases the aircraft.

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Source
"F7F Tigercat" In Action No.79 (1079), (c)1986 A Squadron/Signal Publication Inc., 1115 Crowley Drive Carrollton, Texas 75011-5010 USA. ISBN 0-89747-188-1.

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Aircraft model

F7F-3N

Operator

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Registration number

Z99

Aircraft

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z99

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z99

A VMF(N)-534 F7F-3N coded probably Z99 on CV-38 USS Shangri La port catapult is ready for launch. Early 1946.

The bridle, which pulls the aircraft along the catapult track, is forward and the hold-back, which restrains the aircraft until the catapult is[...]