Accession Number : ADD008286

Title :   Autorotor Launching System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Flatau,Abraham

Report Date : 11 Oct 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Described is an airborne launcher and method of delivering a munition system comprising in combination (a) means to rotate the autorotor to a predetermined angular velocity prior to release from the launcher (b) means which direct the rotation of the autorotor in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction resulting in the desired angle of glide of the munition to a preselected area without the aid of the forward speed of the airborne vehicle. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ejectors(Ordnance), Directional, Launchers, Autorotation, Magnus effect, Angular motion, Gliding, Aerial delivery, Standoff, Bomblets, Rotation, Air launched, Helicopters

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE