Arresting and Recovery System for Test Missiles.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A system for arresting and recovering test ballistic missiles is adaptable for use in an existing facility and with the existing arresting engine. A long loop if cable encircles a sheave on the nose-end of the test missile and is supported by sheaves mounted on the support structure. The ends of the cable loop are terminated on one side of a singletree device. The other side is connected by a single cable to the arresting engine. One end of the cable loop slidably engages with the singletree and has an end cap. As the test missile is launched the cable loop and singletree are drawn toward a ratchet mechanism which grasps the end cap. An intermittent pulling machine is disposed for anchoring one leg of the cable loop whereby the test missile may be later raised or lowered for recovery. The system effectively doubles the load carrying capacity of an existing arresting engine by providing mechanical advantage.
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support