Accession Number : ADD008514

Title :   Ram Wing Aircraft Launch Platform System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Perez,David J ; Schwartz,Kenneth P

Report Date : 12 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A launch platform is described for conventional landing gear aircraft having the launch platform configured as a ram wing structure with wheel latches secured to the platform. The platform is secured to the aircraft by means of the wheel latches. The wheel latches are released to permit the aircraft to leave the platform by pilot command. A parachute system is provided for platform deceleration after aircraft take-off. Spoilers are provided on the ram wing for stabilization of the ram wing during rotation.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Launching, *Platforms, *Takeoff, Emergencies, Runways, Substitutes, Latches, Wheels, Release mechanisms, Parachutes, Deceleration, Spoilers, Stabilization, Inventions

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE