Accession Number : ADD011369

Title :   Lateral Support System for Canister-Launched Missile.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Simon,W E

Report Date : 14 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A novel lateral support systems for a canister launched missile is provided which comprises, a plurality of long, narrow flexible pads of elastomer or like material disposed on the surface of said missile along a substantial lengthwise portion thereof and configured to substantially fill the annular gap between the missile and canister, each of said pads being hingedly attached near the canister exit opening whereby the pads are peeled from the surface of the missile during launch thereof. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Launch tubes, *Canister projectiles, *Pads(Cushions), *Guided missile launchers, *Seals(Stoppers), Elastomers, Structural properties, Configurations, Launching, Interior ballistics, Canisters

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Plastics
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE