Parachute Retarding Tail Assembly for Bomb.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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The patent relates to a drop bomb usable in a retarded and an unretarded mode at the option of the aircraft pilot, having tail fins and a parachute within a cannister in the tail section. The parachute may be deployed for the retarded mode by retaining at the aircraft a lanyard attached to an arming wire associated with a ball lock release mechanism which holds a spring loaded cover on the parachute cannister. For the unretarded deployment, the lanyard is not retained at the aircraft, but falls with the bomb and the ball lock mechanism is not activated.
- Aerial Bombs