1930s fighter biplane touches down late and snags an arresting wire on a carrier. I believe this is a Grumman F3F, one of the last biplane fighters.
Different version of a Grumman F3F:
The way I see it the landing was not late, most likely it was early early.since the problem was the result of the arresting cable whipping up above the tires grabbing the landing gear.
Instead of making his approach with the nose slightly up he attempted to land as though it were a ground landing. Seeing this the arresting cable stauntion with the 2 cables on it was dropped in an effort to allow him to do a missed approach and take off for a fly around. For some reason the cable bounced or something and wound up above the center line of the tires.
On modern day carriers the arresting cables are placed at intervals along the flight deck and are kept taught if the tires strike them they will roll over then
there are several laid out along the deck but never stacked like the early cables were Pilots are also instructed to land at near full power so in the event of a missed hook they can take off again since they will not have the assistance of the catapult
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