Accession Number : ADD013779

Title :   Shock Absorbing Missile Launch Pad.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 May 84, patented 29 Mar 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rudd, George E ; Meier, Joseph F ; Siemon, John T ; Bowden, James O ; Weir, David F

Report Date : 29 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Shock absorbing missile launch pad for Mx type missiles having molded ethylene propylene diene terpolymer composition. Pad has curved resilient rubber pad with a Teflon-fiberglass laminate bonded to outer convex surface thereof, and has a support plate bonded to the inner concave surface thereof. Springs are provided to urge pad away from missile at launch to prevent damage to missile.

Descriptors :   *SHOCK ABSORBERS, *PADS(CUSHIONS), *PATENTS, CONCAVE BODIES, CONVEX BODIES, DAMAGE, ETHYLENE, EXTERNAL, FIBERGLASS, GUIDED MISSILES, INTERNAL, LAMINATES, MOLDINGS, PROPENES, SPRINGS, SURFACES, TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE RESINS, LAUNCHING SITES, ROCKET LAUNCHING, POLYMERS, RUBBER, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE