Accession Number : ADD015233
Title : Wing-Extendible Gliding Store.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Dec 90, patented 24 Dec 91,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Greenhalgch, Samuel
Report Date : 24 Dec 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : The instant invention discloses a gliding store with spring-actuated, extendible wings. Upon launch from an aircraft, and separation from the aircraft a safe distance, a launch lanyard and wing control device is separated from the store, allowing a pair of hinged wings to be force open. Each wing is set on the store body at a predetermined position to cause the store to glide at a predetermined angle and with a predetermined flight path of free-fall.
Descriptors : AIRCRAFT, CONTROL SYSTEMS, FLIGHT PATHS, FREE FALL WEAPONS, HINGES, INVENTIONS, RANGE(DISTANCE), SAFETY, WINGS
Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE