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    HMAS Melbourne steam catapult test - GIF

    Testing the steam catapult of the HMAS Melbourne, a light aircraft carrier operated by the Royal Australian Navy from 1955 until 1982.




    Previously:

    1930 mechanical airplane catapult - GIF
    Catapulting a test sled off an aircraft carrier - GIF and video
    French Super Etendard stalls after catapult launch - photos

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    After that test they invented wings.

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    For some reason an old song popped into my head while watching Chloe go flying off the end of that aircraft carrier:

    "Just the good old boys, never meaning no harm..."

    Raise your hand if you remember.


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