GAS-EJECTED FLOAT AND RECOVERY SYSTEM
NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA
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The retrieval of negatively buoyant exercise tor pedoes from the ocean floor after searun tests is essential to the antisubmarine-warfare effort. A simple, self-contained nonelectrical recovery system carried in the torpedo exercise head is described. It includes a gas-ejected float that has surfaced from varying depths to 2,600 feet, bringing up a connecting nylon line and two marker balloons. Electrolytic corrosion of a magnesium-alloy disk provides the timing from launching to positive ejection. The accessories for recovery include the Retriever Mk 1 Mod 0 and a torque-limiting winch.
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare