Accession Number:

ADD007204

Title:

Universal Tow Target Adapter.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This invention relates to a reel launcher having a saddle operationally deployable beneath an aircraft for carrying and towing an aerial tow target. The tow target is connected to the tow cable by an adapter which includes a notch for registration with a latch in the launcher. The adapter includes a nose section and one of a plurality of end fittings specially formed to engage a corresponding connection in different tow targets. The length of the adapter is adjustable by a threaded connection between the nose section and the end fitting which may be locked with the notch in proper alignment by a slot, key and notch arrangement between the two ends. Thus, a single nose section operable with a launcher may be used with different end fittings and tow targets with no other modifications. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE