Accession Number : ADD007546

Title :   Low Cost Multiple Round Launcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Oswell,Herman R

Report Date : 02 Oct 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A multiple round rocket launcher comprised of a honeycomb construction with each tube having a hexagonal cross-section. Metal sheets are formed into a semi-hexagonal cross-sectional configuration with a flat section between each semi-hexagonal section. A pair of formed sheets are placed together in opposing relation to form a hexagonal assembly comprised of a plurality of hexagonal tubes. The sheets are spot welded along the length of the flat section between the raised portions of the hexagonal configuration to form a single assembly comprised of a plurality of hexagonal tubes. Additional similar assemblies are provided in the same manner and each assembly is bonded to adjacent assemblies to form a launcher pod having a plurality of hexagonal launch tubes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Rocket launchers, *Honeycomb structures, *Launch tubes, *Fabrication, Configurations, Sheets, Metal plates, Construction, Inventions, Multimode

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE