Accession Number : ADD012917

Title :   Fin Attachment.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Whitham,Kent G

Report Date : 04 Feb 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An improved fin attachment having a socket for reception of a tang mounted on a missile fin, an element for drawing the tang into the socket, and frusto-conical concentric rings which engage the tang and the socket to connect them rigidly in a predetermined angular relation. All elements of the attachment are retained so as not to be lost when the fin is detached, and the attachment provides effective connection without the use of complex shapes or precise manufacturing tolerances.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *FINS, *CONNECTORS, SHAPE, GUIDED MISSILES, ATTACHMENT, MANUFACTURING, PRECISION, TOLERANCE

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE