Accession Number : ADD013361

Title :   Missile Azimuth Alignment System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Jul 86, patented 21 Jul 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gassler, Richard D ; Stridhar, Bettadapur N

Report Date : 21 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent discloses continuous alignment system for preventing rotation of a missile during on-loading in a launching tube, while permitting a controlled translation of the missile in the launching tube when subjected to external seismic shocks.

Descriptors :   *ALIGNMENT, *PATENTS, *LOADING(ORDNANCE PROJECTORS), AZIMUTH, CONTROL, GUIDED MISSILES, LAUNCH TUBES, TRANSLATIONS, GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, ROTATION, SHOCK RESISTANCE

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE