aircraft arresting hook
A device fitted to an aircraft to engage arresting gear. Also called tail hook. See also aircraft arresting system.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • aircraft arresting hook — orlaivio stabdymo kablys statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Orlaivio įtaisas susikabinimui su stabdymo prietaisu. atitikmenys: angl. aircraft arresting hook; tail hook pranc. crosse d’appontage; crosse d’aéronef; crosse d’arrêt; crosse d’arrêt… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • aircraft arresting hook — A device fitted to an aircraft to engage the arresting gear after a normal or an emergency landing. It is a standard fit for most carrier based aircraft, although there are non carrier based aircraft equipped with an arresting hook …   Aviation dictionary

  • aircraft arresting system — A series of components used to stop an aircraft by absorbing its momentum in a routine or emergency landing or aborted takeoff. See also aircraft arresting barrier; aircraft arresting gear; aircraft arresting hook …   Military dictionary

  • aircraft arresting cable — That portion of an aircraft arresting system which spans the runway surface or flight deck landing area and is engaged by the aircraft arresting hook. Also called aircraft arresting wire …   Military dictionary

  • aircraft arresting barrier — A device, not dependent on an aircraft arresting hook, used to stop an aircraft by absorbing its forward momentum in an emergency landing or an aborted takeoff. Also called barricade; emergency barrier. See also aircraft arresting system …   Military dictionary

  • aircraft arresting cable — That part of an aircraft arresting gear that spans the runway surface or flight deck landing area and is engaged by the aircraft arresting system (usually a hook). Also called aircraft arresting wire. See aircraft arresting gear …   Aviation dictionary

  • aircraft arresting gear — A device used to engage hook equipped aircraft to absorb the forward momentum of a routine or emergency landing or aborted takeoff. See also aircraft arresting system …   Military dictionary

  • aircraft arresting gear — A device used to engage hook equipped aircraft to absorb the forward momentum of a routine or an emergency landing or an aborted takeoff …   Aviation dictionary

  • Arresting gear — (A.K.A. A Gear ) is the term used for mechanical systems designed to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands. Arresting gear on aircraft carriers is an essential component of naval aviation, and it is most commonly used on CATOBAR and STOBAR… …   Wikipedia

  • arresting gear — noun : a series of rather widely spaced parallel wire cables held taut by strong springs and extending across the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, one such cable by being caught by the arrester hook of an airplane in the process of landing… …   Useful english dictionary

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