Accession Number : ADA334927

Title :   Anti Tip-Off Device

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA334927

Report Date : 30 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An anti tip-off device for rocket rockets adapted for collapsible tube-in-tube launchers is provided. The dual-diameter launch tube requires stabilization of the rocket within the larger diameter tube. The anti tip-off device has two segments which together form a hollow cylinder which fits over the nose section of a standard high explosive anti-armor rocket. A sliding surface is located around the circumference of the cylinder to provide support for the rocket during transit of the larger launch tube. The surface contact prevents the rocket from wobbling or tipping during the rocket's transit of the launch tube. Alternately, permanently-bonded stabilizer legs or a bonded ring may be attached to the rocket to match the diameter of the larger launch tube. The anti tip-off device may be fabricated using any material suited to the launcher and rocket combination, including lexan, teflon, nylon, wood, or aluminum.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ROCKET LAUNCHERS, STABILIZATION, NYLON, SURFACES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, ALUMINUM, BONDED JOINTS, RINGS, LAUNCH TUBES, SLIDING, TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE RESINS, ROCKET NOSES.

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE