Wheel Stop and Tie-Down for Aircraft Carrier Flight and Elevator Decks.
Patent Application, Filed 21 Aug 86,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The invention provides a wheel stop for an aircraft carrier flight, hangar, or elevator deck to prevent aircraft wheels from rolling or being forced over the edge. In addition, the wheel stop is provided with means to which tiedown chains attached to the aircraft can be secured for preventing movement of the aircraft athwartship of the carrier. This arrangement provides the required additional tie down capability when the aircraft body extends over the edge of the deck. It also anchors the aircraft from inward movement and possible damage due to contact with other aircraft or from contact with carrier structure during movement on an elevator. The wheel stop is designed for quick manual attachment to and removal from position at the edge of the deck.
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