WHY DO THEY NEED TAILHOOKS?
Air Force pilots have always wondered why Navy planes need tail hooks.
Well, here’s the answer. After a tough day of flying on an aircraft carrier, the planes are always washed, and they use the hooks to hang the planes over the side to dry.
Now you know. .. why navy has tailhooks
It looks like that could be a probe to check the water temp, too.
You will notice the pilots are no longer in the cockpit. Hooray for ejection seats. Hope they went high enough to separate from their seats.