Accession Number : ADD009293

Title :   Aerial System for Carrying and Releasing Stores.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Edwards,Kenneth M

Report Date : 30 Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This application discloses an aerial system for carrying and releasing stores, such as containers or bombs, at very low levels (e.g., 50-100 feet altitude) without danger to the crew or to the aerial carrier itself. The system includes an aircraft having an opening in the top of the fuselage through which the stores can be launched upwardly and forwardly, and an opening in the bottom of the fuselage through which the stores can be on-loaded with existing ground support equipment, thus eliminating the need for any specialized top-side loading equipment. The system also includes stores which are aerodynamically configurated and are shaped in the form of airlift-generating bodies. The system is multi-purpose in that stores may also be dropped in the conventional manner through the bottom opening in the fuselage, and in that the aircraft also may be used at altitudes other than very low level.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Aerial delivery, *Lifting bodies, *Weapon delivery, Low altitude, Aerodynamic configurations, Stores, Ascent trajectories, Military aircraft, Aircraft doors, Loading(Handling), Ground support equipment, Clustering, Supplies, Cargo, Launching, Cluster weapons, Bomb trajectories, Fuselages, Bottom, Release

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Aerial Bombs
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE