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