Accession Number:

ADD007706

Title:

Rocket Remote Engagement Mechanism.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-08-21

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A rocket engagement mechanism that will enable a gunner to pre-aim and then remotely fire the rocket while the gunner is hidden. The gunner is physically separated from the noise and smoke resulting from firing a rocket thus giving the gunner a better chance to escape the resulting return fire. The mechanism can also be used as a booby trap device that can be left by retreating troops to harass and slow the enemy advance. A cap is attached over the firing mechanism of the rocket launcher and has a piston squib positioned to press the launcher firing mechanism when the squib receives an electrical signal. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE