Accession Number : ADD004622

Title :   Helicopter Towline Recovery Buoy System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Cotton,Charles C ; Jencks,Guy S D

Report Date : 20 Sep 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A helicopter carried, towline recovery buoy system including a package containing a retrieval line, inflatable buoys, and buoy inflating devices. A support and release mechanism releases the package response to dropping of the towline. The buoys and retrieval line are automatically deployed to permit recovery of the towline by grappling from a helicopter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Towing cables, *Patents, Buoys, Recovery, Helicopters

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE