Accession Number : ADD008802

Title :   Tail Carriage of Stores.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Edwards,Kenneth M

Report Date : 18 Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A system for carrying and rearwardly launching and/or ejecting a store from an aircraft while flying at low altitudes. The store which may be in the form of a bomb, pod, missile, etc. is mounted at the top of one or more vertical stabilizers at the aft end of the aircraft. Aerodynamic lift and drag generated by the store shape causes the store to separate from the aircraft and move upward and aft therefrom. The store becomes a lifting body and gains altitude before falling on target thus enabling the carrying aircraft to remove itself from the blast area preventing possible damage to the aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *External stores, *Military aircraft, *Weapons carriers, *Air launched, Tails(Aircraft), Vertical stabilizers, Flight, Low altitude, Ejection, Lift, Aerodynamic drag, Aviation safety, Combat areas

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE