Watch an aircraft carrier show off the strength of its catapult


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Aircraft carrier catapult systems are designed to get 32,000 pound jets up to speed in 300 feet or less. What happens when that immense power is used to launch a fraction of the weight? This. The catapult flings these trucks like a kid skipping rocks, sending them flying gracefully through the air before smashing into the water. We could watch this all day.

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