Accession Number : ADD001062

Title :   Releasable Coupling.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Keich,John D ; Laliberte,George A

Report Date : 25 Dec 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This invention relates generally to an improved coupling device for releasably connecting elements of a system under tension load. More particularly, the invention relates to a coupling device for releasably connecting an extraction parachute to a cargo which is being airdropped from an aircraft and for transferring the force applied by the extraction parachute from the cargo to the deployment means for the recovery parachute system.

Descriptors :   *Air drop operations, *Release mechanisms, *Patents, Couplings, Cargo parachutes, Deployment, Toggle joints, Linkages

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE