LAU-55/A MULTIPLE FLARE LAUNCHER.
Final rept. 26 Apr 65-31 Mar 66,
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA
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The basic design approach used for the LAU-55A was to utilize existing Multiple Ejector Rack components, wherever possible, to reduce development costs, training requirements, and logistics. The same basic store arrangement used on the Multiple Ejector Racks was used for the Multiple Flare Launcher, i.e., two clusters of three flares carried in tandem. The cross sectional and longitudinal spacing have been tailored to match only the MLU-32B99 Flare. This was a design concept permitting minimum launcher envelope and weight, since other multiple racks are being procured for carriage of the full Air Force store spectrum.