Accession Number : ADD001195

Title :   Ordnance Alignment and Loading Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Scheetz,Frank L ; Buck,Francis E ; Shepard,William B

Report Date : 26 Dec 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The patent application relates to an apparatus for automatic final alignment and latching of ordnance to aircraft including a pair of diagonally opposed pin and cone sets demountably attached to the ordnance and aircraft respectively, lug and latch sets similarly attached, and a pair of inflatable bags supporting a platform on which the ordnance rests. Upon completion of approximate alignment, a lifting force is imparted to the weapons by inflation of the bags, causing smooth mating of the pins and cones and final fastening of the lugs and latches.

Descriptors :   *Aircraft, *External stores, *Alignment, Patents, Pins, Inflatable structures, Latches

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE