Watch an aircraft carrier show off the strength of its catapult


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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