Accession Number : ADD010580

Title :   Semiautomatic Swaybrace.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mick,John C

Report Date : 23 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A novel semiautomatic swaybrace is provided for steadying and restraining bombs or the like suspended from the bomb racks of aircraft. The swaybrace of this invention comprises a spiral wedge and torsion/compression spring uniquely configured to allow the swaybrace to be cocked to a retracted condition prior to loading of a bomb rack and then to be released to automatically and firmly seat itself against the load. The interaction of the forces stored in the compresses spring with the signal wedge allow automatic extension of the swaybrace.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Suspension devices, *External stores, *Bomb racks, Load control, Stability, Restraint, Semiautomatic, Release mechanisms, Sleeves, Springs, Bolts, Latches, Torsion, Screw threads, Studs(Structural members), Jet fighters

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Information Science
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE