Accession Number : ADD001273

Title :   Aerial Launch System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Holmes,Karl A ; Knepshield,James R ; Knutsen,Dale E

Report Date : 16 Jul 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent relates to a device whereby a launcher support structure is provided for a helicopter installation which may be quickly and easily installed or removed. The primary structural members extend across the floor of the helicopter and out a doorway. These members are attached to the helicopter structure at the door sill using existing hardware. A compression strut between the launcher structural members and overhead helicopter structure is used in the helicopter cabin and tension rods are extended from the extreme outboard ends of the structure to the fore and aft helicopter tie-down rings.

Descriptors :   *Helicopters, *Air drop operations, *Platforms, *Patents, Launchers, Frames, Struts, Fastenings

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE