Accession Number : AD0164949

Title :   Helo Recovery System Tongs.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sayre,Jack L. , Jr

Report Date : 15 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent relates to an aerial recovery system to retrieve cylindrical objects floating on the surface of the water. It includes a spring biased tong assembly which grips the cylindrical body when lowered from an aircraft. The tong assembly is characterized by guide legs which center the tong assembly over the object to be recovered. A retraction mechanism is also provided to retract the guide legs once the object has been gripped. Additionally, automatic release means are incorporated in the tongs to release the recovered object when it is lowered to a deck of a ship.

Descriptors :   *Helicopters, *Aerial pickup systems, *Patents, Clamps, Mechanical components, Release mechanisms, Recovery, Helicopter hoists

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE