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Info On Carrier Based DC-9?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3477 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6742 times:

I read here, on a reply to one of my past post, that there was a design for a DC-9 base COD, I believe in the 80's, and after seeing a C-9 up close, I can not see how a DC-9 could fit on a carriers catapult.
If anybody have any info, on this carrier based DC-9, please post it in your replies?

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User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3904 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6721 times:

Fokker designed an F.28 Fellowship COD version, probably to the same requirement.

Peter 



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User currently offlineredflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4312 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6680 times:

Fit on a catapult in what way? Do you mean the nose gear configuration?


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User currently offlinesprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6593 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
I can not see how a DC-9 could fit on a carriers catapult.

Dont know about the catapult, but the wingspan is shorter the a C-130's (93feet vs 132) so it would fit. But iirc, one of the issues the C-130 had was no place to park it and conduct flight ops. One of the highlights of my Navy career, I was the driver for RADM James H. Flatley III for both of the changes of command on board my ship, USS FLATLEY FFG-21. But didn't know he was the pilot of the C-130 that landed on the USS FORRESTAL CV-59 at the time. Nice guy.

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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2897 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6491 times:

Quoting redflyer (Reply 2):
Fit on a catapult in what way? Do you mean the nose gear configuration?

No problem, use the oldschool solution = bridles, just like on the F-4.



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User currently offlineredflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4312 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6273 times:

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 4):
Quoting redflyer (Reply 2):
Fit on a catapult in what way? Do you mean the nose gear configuration?

No problem, use the oldschool solution = bridles, just like on the F-4.

That was precisely why I was wondering what the OP's question was about. Nose gear config shouldn't matter, but I wasn't sure if he was referring to the nose gear or some other issue regarding fitting the bird on the catapult.



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User currently offlineNBGSkyGod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 795 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6261 times:

IIRC there was a C-9 that was fitted with a tailhook, and I believe it is one of the ones sitting on the restoration lot at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. I am unsure if it ever actually landed on a carrier or not.


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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2098 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6216 times:

Quoting NBGSkyGod (Reply 6):
IIRC there was a C-9 that was fitted with a tailhook, and I believe it is one of the ones sitting on the restoration lot at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. I am unsure if it ever actually landed on a carrier or not.

I was just there last week, I took the bus tour and got pictures of everything sitting out on that ramp back there. I only have 1 shot of the C-9 though. Looking at it closely I don't see a tailhook. However I do see something which looks like an ventral antenna about where the tailhook would be... and the weird thing is, its pointing backwards to the airflow. Another words its similiar to a small shark fin on the underside but facing backwards. Blowing up the pick big enough to see detail and I can't discern what it is exactly though.

I was unaware that we ever put a tailhook on a C-9, but that's why I like this forum.  



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User currently offlinedtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1154 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6144 times:

The C-9 COD was based on the DC-9-20. It was to have folding wings and a retractable tail-hook. The most notable feature was that the nose landing gear was moved rearward by twelve and a half feet. The nose gear strut was to be lengthened by two feet to give the aircraft a six degrees nose high attitude for a catapult launch. Provisions would also be made for in-flight refueling. I have a picture of it but copyright laws prohibit me from posting it.

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