Catapult Restraint/Release System.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints