Accession Number : ADD007702

Title :   Rocket Detent and Release Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Campbell,Billy H ; Debona,Edward J ; Laird,William J

Report Date : 04 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This document discloses a rocket detent and release mechanism which restrains a rocket in a launch tube during transportation of the launch tube and rocket mounted on a transporting vehicle; the detent and release mechanism is of such structure as to be released on ignition of a rocket motor of the rocket to allow the rocket to be launched, and the detent and release mechanism is fabricated and mounted such that no tools are required for engaging the detent and release mechanism when mounting the rocket in the launch tube. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Launch tubes, *Attachment, *Release mechanisms, Guided missile launchers, Rocket launchers, Guided missiles, Rockets, Transportation, Ground support equipment

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE