Accession Number : ADD004401

Title :   Ejector Rack for Nuclear Stores.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Peterson,Paul F

Report Date : 20 Sep 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A 30 inch ejector rack, for use with an aircraft, to support and release and/or forcibly eject a nuclear store (or a large conventional store) from the aircraft, with both the ejector rack and the store carried internal of the aircraft. Unlike the prior art, this ejector rack structurally incorporates, among other novel fundamental features and/or improvements: mechanical 'spools', rather than valves or orifices, to obtain pitch or tilt of the store during forced ejection; bypass grooves near the end (i.e., the bottom) of the piston stroke to provide snubber action, thus preventing damage to the store due to impact of the piston and the store during ejection; cartridge debris screens in the gas system of the ejection rack and, structural configuration which permits quick removal of piston components for rapid and easy cleaning, without necessitating the complete disassembly of the ejector rack, or even the removal of the rack from the aircraft to which it is attached. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ejectors(Ordnance), *Bomb racks, *Nuclear bombs, *Stores, Release mechanisms, Pitch(Motion), Tilt, Snubbers, Pistons, Suspension devices, Guided missiles, Bomb bays, Aircraft

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE