F-111B Carrier Trials - July 23 & 24, 1968 - USS Coral Sea



F-111B Carrier Trials - July 23 & 24, 1968 - USS Coral Sea




DVD Content
This DVD contains the actual, uncut footage of the F-111B carrier trials that took place on USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) on July 23 & 24, 1968.
Very rare footage of the F-111B. All aspects: Traps, Launches, elevator movement, towing, etc.
Great scenes of the Coral Sea as well.
This footage is entirely aboard the Coral Sea, and involves all aspects of the F-111B. The F-111B was to be a Naval variant of the F-111 Aardvark. However, its weight (over 75,000lbs) made it far too heavy to ever operate from a carrier. Also, its huge size was something the Navy was not fond of either. Since too many compromises were made to make this Air Force bird a Naval aircraft, the aircraft had already been rejected by the Navy. However, funding had already been allocated for the carrier trials, so, they went forward and conducted the carrier trials. The Coral Sea was the available large deck at sea at the time, and the rest is aviation history.
Over 18 minutes running time

 

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  • Produced by GRS Videos (TM). GRS Videos is dedicated to the preservation of Naval Aviation film footage. This passion began when the son of a recently deceased Korean War veteran told me how he had thrown away all of those "old 8mm films of planes flying off of a ship". Yes, I cried. Our heritage MUST be preserved. As a veteran of Naval Aviation, I have a strong interest in ensuring that our stories are not forgotten. If you have footage (16mm, 8mm, VHS, Super 8, Beta, or Digital) contact me at PLAT_Collector@verizon.net. I will also gladly trade any footage I have for new footage (any format). So, if I have Naval Aviation footage you want, and you have something I do not have, contact me and I am confident we can work something out. I am always looking for new PLAT mishaps and home movies/video of carrier operations and life on carriers. All proceeds go into obtaining and preserving more Naval Aviation footage. Gary R. Schreffler served on USS Midway (with HS-12) from 1984-1991.

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