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