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The History and Development of the Repeatable Release Catapult Holdback Bar
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 01, 1985 by SAE International in United States
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A holdback and release device is generally used to restrain an aircraft prior to catapulting. For many years release was effected by rupture of a replaceable, frangible link in the release device. While this system is conceptually simple, it has many operational and logistic drawbacks.
This paper describes the history and successful development of a reuseable, or repeatable release catapult holdback system as presently used on the F-14, F-18 and T-45.
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CitationHelm, J. and Perry, H., "The History and Development of the Repeatable Release Catapult Holdback Bar," SAE Technical Paper 851942, 1985, https://doi.org/10.4271/851942.
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