Accession Number : ADD010213

Title :   Vertical Launch Alignment Transfer Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : White,Harold V

Report Date : 28 Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A launch mechanism for vertically launching missiles carried in launch tubes disposed in a pod. The launch mechanism includes apparatus for transferring azimuth with modest accuracy to guidance systems of individual missiles vertically carried in the launch tubes. A northfinder is mounted on the pod and v-groove elements are secured in the launch tubes and oriented to the northfinder. Rods are secured on opposite sides of each missile and are oriented to the guidance system of each missile. The missiles are positioned in the launch tubes with the rods positioned in the v-grooves. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Guided missile launchers, *Launch tubes, Vertical orientation, Guidance, Accuracy, Azimuth, Aiming, Alignment, Position finding, Navigation reference, Mounts, Rods

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE