I figured that eventually one of my micro fighter jocks was going to have a bad landing, so I'd need one of these -- an A/S32A-35A salvage crane. With a lift capacity of 75,000 lbs., this crane can handle anything on the carrier deck.
The Marines have a similar, but slightly smaller, salvage crane (the A/S32A-36A) for use on amphibious assault ships. If has a straight boom and lift capacity of 70,000 lbs. (it only has to handle helicopters and Harriers).
The rigging is, of course, edited in -- there's just no way to do it in LEGO at this scale.
Very cool in such a small scale! About editing rigging in LDD: the real problem is that the only rope part there is 32 studs long, and cannot be directly connected to anything. But, if you lay it to the floor, put bionicle ball joints+receivers at its both end, and move them as one group, it can be moved/rotated in the correct position, then delete ball joints (I tried this at my M777 howitzer airlifted by a helicopter, the cable there is not an editing). But this cannot help on the lenght problem.