Accession Number : ADD013278
Title : Launch Mechanism.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 3 Dec 81, patented 3 Apr 84,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Holtrop, John W
Report Date : 03 Apr 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : The present invention relates to a launch mechanism for launching a store from a vehicle such as an aircraft. The store is stored in a controlled manner close to the body of the aircraft and, in preparation for launch, is displaced in an arcuate or circular trajectory away fro the vehicle by a swing arm pivotally constrained to the vehicle. A release mechanism is provided at the distal end of the swing arm for controlled securement and release of the store.
Descriptors : *PATENTS, *LAUNCHERS, EXTERNAL STORES, EXTERNAL STORE SEPARATION, RELEASE MECHANISMS, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS
Subject Categories : Aircraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE