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