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Yep - both used for high-output testing of the engine to assist locking the frame down, and, used in emergencies when the braking systems are inop.
There were tests (in the 70's ) of them landing on a carrier. It worked, but far from an engineered naval system. I guess GD was looking to sell them to the USN, but they declined.
Pinochet Flt Attendant
My trips, in airplane with no electricity except for spark plugs, consisted of balancing map on knee and judging whether that land feature not on the map is because it's not on the map or because I'm off course. Getting very good at judging those odds is what's involved in navigation. Also flying a constant bearing in the meantime so diverse clues can be combined and the right correction used when discovered.