Accession Number:

ADD013278

Title:

Launch Mechanism.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 3 Dec 81, patented 3 Apr 84,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-03

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a launch mechanism for launching a store from a vehicle such as an aircraft. The store is stored in a controlled manner close to the body of the aircraft and, in preparation for launch, is displaced in an arcuate or circular trajectory away fro the vehicle by a swing arm pivotally constrained to the vehicle. A release mechanism is provided at the distal end of the swing arm for controlled securement and release of the store.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE