Accession Number : AD0164610

Title :   Tow Plate.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hosterman,Thomas J.

Report Date : 10 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The patent application relates to a tow plate for use in a cargo carrying aircraft having the capability of transferring the force of a drogue chute to an extraction chute(s) or directly to a load. The operation of the tow plate relies upon a solely mechanical clevis assembly for its force transfer operation. Furthermore, under emergency conditions the clevis assembly is capable of jettisoning the drogue chute before the force transfer has occurred. All action is highly reliable since it is based on a mechanical design.

Descriptors :   *Cargo aircraft, *Air drop operations, *Release mechanisms, Fastenings, Patents, Metal plates, Mechanical properties

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE