|The United States Navy Conducts First
Dec. 19, 1962 - An E-2A, piloted by Lieut. Cmdr. Lee R. Ramsey, was catapulted off USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) in the first shipboard test of nose-tow gear designed to replace the catapult bridle and reduce launching intervals. The new system also added to flight deck safety. Minutes later, the second nose-tow launch was made.
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