Accession Number : ADD007706

Title :   Rocket Remote Engagement Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Looger,Lonnie L ; Cobb,Bernie J

Report Date : 21 Aug 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A rocket engagement mechanism that will enable a gunner to pre-aim and then remotely fire the rocket while the gunner is hidden. The gunner is physically separated from the noise and smoke resulting from firing a rocket thus giving the gunner a better chance to escape the resulting return fire. The mechanism can also be used as a booby trap device that can be left by retreating troops to harass and slow the enemy advance. A cap is attached over the firing mechanism of the rocket launcher and has a piston squib positioned to press the launcher firing mechanism when the squib receives an electrical signal. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Firing mechanisms(Weapon), *Rockets, *Remote control, Aiming, Safety, Gunners, Booby traps, Inventions

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE