Accession Number : AD0165059

Title :   Parachute Retarding Tail Assembly for Bomb.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Peterson,Carl R.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a drop bomb usable in a retarded and an unretarded mode at the option of the aircraft pilot, having tail fins and a parachute within a cannister in the tail section. The parachute may be deployed for the retarded mode by retaining at the aircraft a lanyard attached to an arming wire associated with a ball lock release mechanism which holds a spring loaded cover on the parachute cannister. For the unretarded deployment, the lanyard is not retained at the aircraft, but falls with the bomb and the ball lock mechanism is not activated.

Descriptors :   *Bombs, *Parachutes, *Patents, Parachute descents, Air drop operations, Deployment, Release mechanisms

Subject Categories : Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE