Vertical Launch Alignment Transfer Apparatus.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A launch mechanism for vertically launching missiles carried in launch tubes disposed in a pod. The launch mechanism includes apparatus for transferring azimuth with modest accuracy to guidance systems of individual missiles vertically carried in the launch tubes. A northfinder is mounted on the pod and v-groove elements are secured in the launch tubes and oriented to the northfinder. Rods are secured on opposite sides of each missile and are oriented to the guidance system of each missile. The missiles are positioned in the launch tubes with the rods positioned in the v-grooves. Author
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support