Accession Number : ADD013569

Title :   Wheel Stop and Tie-Down for Aircraft Carrier Flight and Elevator Decks.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 21 Aug 86,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Annibale, Joseph R ; Teets, Joseph C

Report Date : 21 Aug 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The invention provides a wheel stop for an aircraft carrier flight, hangar, or elevator deck to prevent aircraft wheels from rolling or being forced over the edge. In addition, the wheel stop is provided with means to which tiedown chains attached to the aircraft can be secured for preventing movement of the aircraft athwartship of the carrier. This arrangement provides the required additional tie down capability when the aircraft body extends over the edge of the deck. It also anchors the aircraft from inward movement and possible damage due to contact with other aircraft or from contact with carrier structure during movement on an elevator. The wheel stop is designed for quick manual attachment to and removal from position at the edge of the deck.

Descriptors :   *TIEDOWN DEVICES, *STOPPING, *WHEELS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, AIRFRAMES, ANCHORS, ATTACHMENT, EDGES, ELEVATORS, FLIGHT, MANUAL OPERATION, WHEELS, HOOKS, CHAINS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE