Accession Number : ADD015228

Title :   Dual Modular Rocket Launcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 15 Oct 90, patented 22 Oct 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Drummond, Lanny D ; Williams, Joseph E , II

Report Date : 22 Oct 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The rocket launcher in accordance with this invention includes a pair of modules fabricated from a lightweight composite material with each module having twelve lightweight composite tubes integrally formed therein. The tubes are located relative to each other within the modules so that the axis of each are generally parallel. Each module is aerodynamically configured such that the modules may be fastened together to form a rocket launcher which when attached to an aircraft is capable of launching twenty-four rockets. The rocket launcher of this invention may also be used to launch only twelve rockets by attaching only one module to the aircraft.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *ROCKET LAUNCHERS, *PATENTS, AIRCRAFT, INVENTIONS, LAUNCHERS, LAUNCHING, LIGHTWEIGHT, MATERIALS, ROCKETS, TUBES

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE