Bridle-Arrest "Horns"

Bridle-Arrest "Horns" (HM2B1E)

Location: San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 42.826', W 117° 10.592'

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Until the 1980's, carriers launched aircraft with a wire cable, or bridle, which pulled the aircraft down the catapult track. At the end of the track the aircraft detached from the bridle as it flew off the bow. After the aircraft separated, the bridle would swing down and bounce off the flight deck. To prevent the bridle from bouncing back up and striking the aircraft, a bridle-arrest sponson was placed at the end of each catapult track, angled downward to provide a surface below the plane of the flight deck for the bridle to strike. Today, carrier catapults pull the aircraft by its nose gear and bridle arresting sponsons are not necessary. However, the Midway still retains her "horns" as vestige of an earlier era in carrier aviation.
HM NumberHM2B1E
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Date Added Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 483455 N 3619569
Decimal Degrees32.71376667, -117.17653333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 42.826', W 117° 10.592'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 42' 49.56" N, 117° 10' 35.52" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 949, 310, 510,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego CA 92101, US
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