Accession Number : ADD004072

Title :   Weapon Retention Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Brannan,Jack D

Report Date : 12 Apr 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A break-away retention device for restraining a missile against launching thrust until a predetermined thrust level has been attained is disclosed which employs a preweakened tensile link within a compression barrel. The barrel supplies flexural rigidity and physical protection to the preloaded portion of the tensile link. Tensile preload is adjustable to any predetermined level less than the ultimate strength of the tensile link. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Guided missile launchers, *Retention(General), Release mechanisms, Rocket launchers, Tensile strength, Frangible

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE