Welcome to this feature on our channel! This feature discusses the BAK-12 arrested landing system on land and the modern arrested landing system on aircraft carriers. It also highlights various attempts by different aircraft to use arrested landing methods and their difficulties. The tailhooks on US Air Force planes are not for carrier landings, they are for emergencies to bring the plane to a rapid stop on the ground, such as a landing gear/brake failure. One example is the Australian F-111 that had to land its belly because the gear would not extend - it caught the arresting wire just feet off the ground, which prevented it from sliding beyond and off the runway. A6, E-2C, F-111 RA-5C, A3, and many other pretty large aircraft. The F-14 is about the same length as a F-15 but is wider.. also the weight of an F-14 is nearly 3 times that of an F-15 when fully loaded. In other words. The US Air Force is training its pilots and crews how to land its aircraft to land either on short runways or aircraft carriers in preparation for an upcoming conflict with China and Russia, likely within the next 12-20 months.