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    I was watching the old Wildcat movie and noticed that sparks flew up from the contact of the hok and deck!
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    I was watching the old Wildcat movie and noticed that sparks flew up from the contact of the hok and deck!
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    I see them too now that you found them.

    Hmmm lets see, metal hook + wooden deck = sparks?

    Seem fanciful but its ok with me. Would make sense on the Illustrious Carrier.
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    heywooood's Avatar Senior Member
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    decking is bolted down... there might be sparks.


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    It's Wood from the great Steel Tree of Northern California, the only ones that didnt burn down.
    They worked a lot better than the alluminum trees found in florida




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    IIRC, even the wooden decks on the US carriers had metal fittings running across them to provide drainage and tie-down cleats. Another neat attention to detail item from the team.

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    Gentlemen, Gentlemen its OK its no big deal.

    Now if there were sparks and ricochets when you shoot up a delta wood plane (or a Mossie) then I would be upset.

    Seriosusly, I don't think of myself as much of a whiner. (In fact I've been mulling over a NO WHINING contract that I was going to post, that we could all sign. Kind of like DARE.)

    If I could make something better I would. PF is great. I LOVE it. I'm gonna get all misty unless I stop.
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    There are tie-down rails spaced evenly with a certain amount of wood planks between them running port and starboard. Unless you're seeing constant "sparkage", you could get a good spark or two as the hook engages the arresting gear at touch down.


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    Every eighth "plank" is made of metal and has holes so that could be used to mount the straps that the crews tied down the planes with.

    Edit: Didn't read BSS_Vidar's post

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    Would spark sliding on the cable also, unless every landing is straight and perfectly centered on it.
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