Accession Number : AD0164710

Title :   Reverse Flow AFT Inlet Ramjet System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Curran,Edward T.

Report Date : 07 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The patent application concerns a combined rocket/ramjet for propelling a missile including a missile payload module and an integral rocket/ramjet engine system strapped on the missile payload module. It incorporates a liquid or solid fuel rocket engine and a ramjet engine having a combustion chamber common with the rocket engine, an exhaust nozzle, and multiple aft-mounted air inlets movable between a retracted position during rocket boost flight and an extended, pop-out position to receive and direct ram air in a reverse flow direction into the combustion chamber during ramjet flight.

Descriptors :   *Ramjet engines, *Duct inlets, Patents, Retractable, Air intakes

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE