Accession Number : ADD003196

Title :   Self-Cocking Rocket Launcher Detent.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Zellmer,Wayne G ; McGowan,Marvin E

Report Date : 25 May 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A prior art rocket detent mechanism is provided with a lever operated cable pull attached to the rotatable detent such that the rocket tube may be reloaded and the detent reset without the necessity of reaching into the launcher tube with special tools. The lever is integral with the forward end of the reset rod and a cable affixed thereto is threaded through a pair of pad eyes and attached to the rotary detent pawl. Rotation of the rod and lever with respect to the forward pad eye exerts sufficient tension on the cable to reposition the detent when reloading the launcher tube.

Descriptors :   *Rocket launchers, *Launch tubes, *Detents, *Patents, Release mechanisms, Cables, Cable assemblies, Loading(Ordnance projectors)

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE