Rocket In-Tube Spin Device and Rear Sabot.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A spin device attached to the rocket nozzle to impart a relatively large amount of spin to the rocket in a short time while the rocket is guided in a tube launcher of a rearward facing step internal configuration. The device also acts as a rear shoe or sabot for the rocket. Upon contact with the rearward facing step, the spin device separates from the rocket. The forward rocket shoes leave the guidance of the forward tube at the same instant of device separation thus providing a nontip-off rocket launch. Author