Fixed Wing, Carrier Capable

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Carrier-based aircraft, sometimes known as carrier-capable aircraft or carrier-borne aircraft, are military aircraft designed specifically for operations from aircraft carriers. Carrier-based aircraft must be relatively sturdy to withstand demanding carrier operations. They must be able to launch in a short distance and be sturdy enough to withstand the often abrupt forces associated with launching and recovering from a pitching deck and commonly have mechanisms to fold the wings to allow more to be carried on board.