Accession Number : ADD008746

Title :   Launch Tube Bore Rider.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Madderra,Jimmy M

Report Date : 02 Feb 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An apparatus is described for centering the aft end of a missile in a telescoping launch tube including equally spaced bore rider members bonded in the detent groove of a missile at the aft end of the missile. Each bore rider member includes upper and lower portions having a notch there between. The bore rider shears at the notch as the rider impacts the inner launch tube ramp. The remaining base is retained in the detent groove and centers the missile in the smaller launch tube as the missile moves along the smaller tube.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Guided missile launchers, Bores, Fittings, Detents, Ramps, Launch tubes, Telescoping structures, Epoxy resins, Expanded plastics

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE