Accession Number : ADD014986

Title :   Wing Folding Tool.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Dec 89, patented 4 Jun 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sylvia, Robert E ; Dillard, Thomas E

Report Date : 04 Jun 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An improved tool for folding and unfolding spring-loaded missile wings is disclosed. The tool comprises an angled aluminum shaft with an unlocking stud sized to engage the wing deployment mechanism inside the wing. After a U-bracket has been attached to the wing's mounting bar, the tool is inserted into the U-bracket until the unlocking stud in positioned over the hole in the wing leading to the wing deployment mechanism. Pushing the unlocking stud through the hole forces the wing deployment mechanism to unlock, thus allowing the wing to be folded. The tool is also designed to assist in the wing spreading operation.

Descriptors :   ALUMINUM, DEPLOYMENT, FOLDING, MOUNTS, SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS), TOOLS, WINGS

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE