i can remember reading an article in the monthly Bentwaters/Woodbridge base newsletter called "the forum " about the men who worked in the arrestor huts . Apparently the machinery made a very scarey noise when the cable was pulled out
Last edited by corij; 21-06-2012 at 05:42.
Reading this thread I am confused some are talking about Barriers when they mean Cables and Cables when they mean Barrier.
Can we resolve the problem by referring the cable as arrestor cable and Barrier as Barriers please. BTW nothing like hearing a jockey call "Barrier, Barrier, Barrier"
No. In my experience it sounds more like:
'BARRIER, BARRIER, BARRIER" in which case they are going to fast for a safe capture
Is there any information about the runway arrestor gear in RAF Laarbruch, Germany?
When was it installed?
I found a photo of a 31 Sqn Canberra, dated Nov. 1960.
Most RAF barrier systems at that time were BFAB Safelands.
That looks to be a posed photo for publicity purposes. The aircraft appeats to have been towed up to the net and the nose pulled through. Had it actually engaged there would be considerably damage to both net and aircraft. The net would be well wrapped around the 'plane and not neatly aligned across the runway.
To me arrester or arrestor gear refers solely to the cables and not the barriers. So should we have a seperate thread for the barriers?
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