Pivotal Mono Wing Cruise Missile with Wing Deployment and Fastener Mechanism.
Patent, Filed 29 Apr 82, patented 15 Jan 85,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A moveable wing aircraft including a quick release, attachment mechanism for carrying the aircraft on a bomb rack or other carrier and a mechanism for deploying the moveable wing from its captive carry position ot its extended free flight position are disclosed. The aircraft includes an elongate fuselage, a portion of the top surface of which is substantially flat in order to accommodate the moveable wing. The moveable wing is positionable between a captive carry position in which it is aligned with the longitudinal axis of the fuselage and an extended free flight position. The single, moveable wing is pivoted around a central point from its captive carry position to its extended free flight position such that it is substantially perpendicular to the aircraft fuselage. The quick release mechanism extends through apertures in the wing in its captive carry position and is spring biased to retract through the wing and into the aircraft fuselage when released from the bomb rack or other carrier. The deployment mechanism includes a spring loaded cable and pulley arrangement and serves to connect the moveable wing to the fuselage and to bias it from its captive carry position to its extended free flight position when activated upon release of the quick release mechanism.
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