Accession Number : ADD018503

Title :   Multiple Stores Weapons Rail for Use with an Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Jul 94, patented 19 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Parker, William A

Report Date : 19 Dec 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A multiple stores weapons rail comprising a box beam structure spanning the underside of an aircraft's fuselage. The box beam structure has a forward structural member and a rear structural member which are flexibly coupled by a ball joint coupling at a predetermined location on the aircraft's fuselage. Extending from the box beam structure are first, second and third identically shaped elongated pylons with the first elongated pylon being located on the centerline of the box beam structure and the second and third elongated pylons being positioned adjacent the first elongated pylon at angle of about 24 degrees. Each of the three elongated pylons has front and rear portions flexibly coupled at the predetermined location on the aircraft's fuselage. The first elongated pylon has first, second and third openings, while the second and third elongated pylons each have first and second openings with each opening being adapted to accommodate a missile launcher or bomb rack.

Descriptors :   *RAILS, *STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, *PATENTS, *BOMB RACKS, ANGLES, FORWARD AREAS, AIRCRAFT, GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), FUSELAGES, OPENINGS, STRUTS, BOX BEAMS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE