Accession Number : ADD012869

Title :   Rocket Weapon System and Method Therefor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Faix,John J

Report Date : 10 Jun 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This patent discusses an improved rifle-actuated rocket weapon system and an improved method for aiming the system in relation to a short range target by firing one or more tracer bullets until it is aimed at the target for launching the rocket weapon. The system is generally made up of a spotting rifle and a rocket weapon launch tube subassembly. The rifle is provided with a magazine for carring one or more tracer bullets. Fluid passageway means are provided in the launch tube subassembly, rocket weapon fuse device, and rifle. Interconnection of the passageway means with the bullet accelerating and guiding passageway of the rifle is effected by a manually operated normally closed valve. The valve is disposed in the rifle and is operatively associated with the passageway means.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *LAUNCH TUBES, *ROCKETS, *SPOTTING RIFLES, TARGETS, WEAPONS, SHORT RANGE(DISTANCE), VALVES, FUSES(ELECTRICAL), WEAPON SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE