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The Royal Navy invented the steam catapult, but then scrapped all its large carriers. There wasn’t a need, so development stopped and the RN invested in VSTOL/STOAR aircraft.

France’s CATOBAR on her carriers seems to work well enough. The Russian Mig29 and Su33 use full throttle and a rolling take off.

 

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