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    Cessna 172 with a hook ?

    This Cessna 172 visited Norwich today ! I had taken the obligatory photos and whilst looking at the results .... I noticed a hook attached to the rear of the fuselage ? Would this be for banner towing ? as I suspect ??

    Keith

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    Banner towing is a good guess....unless the RN is looking for a less expensive aircraft than the F-35.
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    Tow Hook

    Fairly typical glider/banner release hook as maunfactured by Schweizer (or copied). This one has the optional protection plate on the side to prevent accidental release when the banner grapnel is deployed.
    The standard kit as supplied for a Cessna 172 in the States used to be a similar release to this and a length of cord extending up to the pilots window,(not allowed in the UK)
    Took 15 minutes to fix and away you went, even had an STC to go with it, and nothing to go wrong,but you needed to change the rubber compression strip when it went soft.
    In the UK you also had to fit a system for deploying the grapnel, in the States they just let it out of the door!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Boyle View Post
    Banner towing is a good guess....unless the RN is looking for a less expensive aircraft than the F-35.
    And a more capable plane.... :diablo:
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