Stowage Pack for Controlled Bomb/Mine Lanyard Payout.
Patent, Filed 1 Jul 83, patented 11 Dec 84,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A stowage pack containing a lanyard is disclosed for use on military aircraft to provide for arming and safe release of bombs and mines stores and for opening of stabilizing and drag fins. The stowage pack is connected with a shackle on board the aircraft and packages a non-magnetic lanyard which is connected at its opposite ends, respective, to the pack and to the store. Once the store is released from the shackle and falls away from the aircraft, the lanyard pulls pins to arm the store or open fins or a parachute compartment. After the store falls farther, it breaks the lanyard at a weak section near the pack and they fall away together, leaving only the pack connected with the aircraft shackle. Author
- Aerial Bombs
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft