Catapults

Some articles on catapults, catapult:

Graf Zeppelin Class Aircraft Carrier - Design - Flight Deck & Hangars - Catapults
... Two Deutsche Werke compressed air-driven telescoping catapults were installed at the forward end of the flight deck for power-assisted launches ... A dual set of rails led back from the catapults to the forward and midship elevators ... elevator and trundled along the rails to the catapult start points ...
Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System - Advantages
... Compared to steam catapults, EMALS weighs less, occupies less space, requires less maintenance and manpower, is more reliable, and uses less energy ... Steam catapults, which use about 614 kilograms of steam per launch, have extensive mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic subsystems ... Compared to steam catapults, EMALS can control the launch performance with greater precision, allowing it to launch more kinds of aircraft, from heavy ...
Kirov Class Cruiser - Design - Aircraft
... The Kirovs were designed to carry two aircraft, but German catapults had to be imported ... Two Heinkel K-12 catapults were bought in 1937 for Kirov and Voroshilov ... Gorky and Molotov mounted Soviet-built ZK-1 catapults of roughly comparable performance, but were destined never to use them for lack of suitable aircraft ...
Aircraft Catapult - History - Steam Catapult
... Mail service as early as 1933, the modern steam catapult was a British invention ... Navies introduced steam catapults, capable of launching the heavier jet fighters, in the mid-1950s ... Powder-driven catapults were also contemplated, and would have been powerful enough, but would also have introduced far greater stresses on the airframes and might have been unsuitable for long use ...
Crossbows And Catapults
... Crossbows and Catapults, also known as Barbarernas sista kamp and Battlegrounds, is a game of physical skill first released in 1983 ... Toys (under the name Battlegrounds Crossbows and Catapults) ... powered crossbows (similar to ballistae) and catapults firing plastic disks ...