Accession Number:

ADD005480

Title:

Catapult Restraint/Release System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Apparatus for restraining an aircraft against the combined forces of a catapult launching shuttle and aircraft takeoff power during a catapult assisted takeoff until a predetermined combined force level has been reached is described. Release of the aircraft is triggered by the relative movement of a central piston within a housing which causes disengagement of gripping lugs from a tensile bar attached to the aircraft. The relative movement is enabled by the compressibility of hydraulic oil confined within the apparatus and loaded by the combined forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE