Accession Number : ADD014641

Title :   Multi-Sonobuoy Launch Container with Mechanical Actuator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 18 Jul 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dragonuk, Leo

Report Date : 18 Jul 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A multi-store launch container is disclosed wherein a plurality of stores, maintained in a tandem configuration therein, can be sequentially ejected. The container is normally carried by a vehicle and receives the necessary charges, of for instance pressurized gas, at its breach end. A spring-biased cocking mechanism forces open a first port cover and maintains a second port cover in the closed position. After the first charge is fired, the cocking mechanism allows the port covers to pivot and the first port is now tightly shut and the second port open for the next charge. Patent Applications. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *LAUNCHERS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, ACTUATORS, CLOSURES, CONFIGURATIONS, SONOBUOYS, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, POSITION(LOCATION), PRESSURIZATION

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE