Accession Number:

ADD007546

Title:

Low Cost Multiple Round Launcher.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-10-02

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A multiple round rocket launcher comprised of a honeycomb construction with each tube having a hexagonal cross-section. Metal sheets are formed into a semi-hexagonal cross-sectional configuration with a flat section between each semi-hexagonal section. A pair of formed sheets are placed together in opposing relation to form a hexagonal assembly comprised of a plurality of hexagonal tubes. The sheets are spot welded along the length of the flat section between the raised portions of the hexagonal configuration to form a single assembly comprised of a plurality of hexagonal tubes. Additional similar assemblies are provided in the same manner and each assembly is bonded to adjacent assemblies to form a launcher pod having a plurality of hexagonal launch tubes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE