Marking 100 Years of the First Underway Catapult Launch

Dr. David F. Winkler - Seapower Magazine - October 2015 - 11/5/2015

5 November 2015 marked a significant milestone in naval aviation history — the first catapult launch of an aircraft from a ship underway. A century earlier, LCDR Henry C. Mustin climbed into the seat of a Curtiss Model AB-2 Flying Boat that was attached to catapult temporary affixed to the stern of the armored cruiser North Carolina. His launch in Pensacola Bay, Fla., marked a world’s first, and contributed to Pensacola’s growing reputation as the cradle of naval aviation.


See the full article at: http://www.seapower-digital.com/seapower/october_2015?pg=54#pg54.

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