Underwater Delivery System.
Patent, Filed 29 Dec 93, patented 12 Sep 95,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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Apparatus for launching a device from a vessel includes a launcher having a pair of launch bay doors retractable within a launch bay, and first and second connection mechanisms for holding first and second ends of the device. The connection mechanisms extend the device partially out of the launch bay simultaneous with the retraction of the bay doors into the launch bay. The first connection mechanism releases the first end of the device while the second connection mechanism rotatably holds the second end of the device. This allows the device to rotate away from the launch bay until a preset position is reached at which point the second end of the device separates from the second connection mechanism allowing the device to move away from the launcher. MM
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Marine Engineering