Accession Number : AD0164193

Title :   Reciprocably Latched Canopy Release.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Turner,James W. ; Spinks,Ray E.

Report Date : 18 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent concerns a parachute canopy release having a female fitting and a male fitting having prongs to be positively latched within the female fitting, the latching means being preformed by a reciprocable latch bar to minimize inadvertent separation. The latch bar is cam operated by an actuating lever in a direction normal to a plane containing the prongs to release the prongs and allow the fittings to be separated.

Descriptors :   *Parachute canopies, *Release mechanisms, *Patents, Latches, Cams, Actuators

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE