Accession Number : ADD008744

Title :   Automatic Hard-Soft Rocket Detent System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Madderra,Jimmy M

Report Date : 05 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An automatic hard-soft detent system is described for releasably retaining a missile in a telescoping launcher/carrier. The system includes a detent that is a beam spring having a projection thereon that is rigidly held in engagement with a detent groove in the missile by a ramp or tapered surface on the inner launch tube when the launcher is collapsed in the carry mode. When the tubes are extended, the tapered surface is moved from under the projection and the projection is held in the detent groove by spring tension. The detent projection is completely released from the detent groove responsive to forward motion of the ignited missile after the launcher/carrier has been extended to the launch position. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Detents, *Guided missile launchers, *Guided missiles, Weapons carriers, Restraint, Springs, Grooving, Ramps, Launch tubes, Rocket engines

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE