Missile/Canister Lateral Support Pad Flyout Control System.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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This patent discloses an improved missilecanister support pad control system wherein rods having a flexible curved section are interconnected to the support pads and are detachably held parallel to the missile by releasing means. Upon command, after the missile leaves the canister, the releasing means allows the rods to spring away from the missile. The resultant wind in combination with the spring rods lifts and rotates the system away from the missile so as not to recontact the missile surface.
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support