Accession Number : ADD010876
Title : Single Axis Folding Level Fin.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Schaeffel,J A , Jr ; Laten,B W ; Madderra,J M
Report Date : 27 Dec 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : This application discloses a folding fin assembly disposed for folded relation on a missile body prior to launch and for extended relation from the body of the missile responsive to launch thereof. The fin assembly includes a first fin rigidly secured to the missile and a second fin which is extended from a folded position to mating engagement with the first fin to form a fin assembly extending perpendicular to the missile axis.
Descriptors : *Patent applications, *Fins, *Extendable structures, Folding, Guided missile components, Assembly, Aerodynamic characteristics, Deployment, Locking(Mechanics), Springs, Launching
Subject Categories : Guided Missiles
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE