Elastomeric Sway Bracing and Ejector System.
Patent, Filed 15 Dec 80, patented 15 May 84,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An elastomeric sway bracing and ejector system for aircraft is provided by two different apparatus. In one, an elastomeric cushion is placed on the aircraft in a position to be crushed by a carried aircraft store. In the other, an elastomeric bladder is filled with gas, which is compressed to the sway brace store. This acts as a cushion between the aircraft and the store. In both apparatus, the release of the store permits it to be ejected by the compressed force of the elastomeric material. Insertion of pressurized sections in the elastomeric cushion permit both the cushion and the bladder to be inflated by different air pressures to control the resilient force exerted against the store.
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