Accession Number : ADD008480

Title :   Quick Releasing High Strength Connector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sawn,George W

Report Date : 31 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A device for rapidly securing and releasing a helicopter is provided. The device effects positive haul down of an aircraft from a landing attitude above a landing pad aboard ship to a predetermined landing position on the pad, among other uses, through a plurality of rotatable spring-loaded over-center dogs clamped onto the free end of a haul-down cable and a sliding, cylindrical spring-loaded latching device which maintains the dogs in clamped relationship with the haul-down cable. The haul-down cable is instantly released upon freeing of the dogs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Disconnect fittings, *Connectors, *Release mechanisms, High strength, Springs, Latches, Helipads, Tethering, Clamps, Mechanical cables, Carrier landings, Helicopters, Landing pads

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE