Accession Number:

ADD010566

Title:

Towplate System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1983-08-16

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A system for controlling the low altitude extraction of cargo from aircraft having a two part force transfer link assembly connected between drogue parachute and a main parachute. The link assembly is held in a two-plate link release mechanism. The link assembly can be released by an electrical command signal from the aircraft cockpit or manually by a mechanical control system near the compartment bulkhead. The mechanical control includes a push-pull cable which operates the link release mechanism or which operates only a part of the link assembly to jettison the drogue parachute. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE