Shock Absorbing Missile Launch Pad.
Patent, Filed 29 May 84, patented 29 Mar 88,
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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Shock absorbing missile launch pad for Mx type missiles having molded ethylene propylene diene terpolymer composition. Pad has curved resilient rubber pad with a Teflon-fiberglass laminate bonded to outer convex surface thereof, and has a support plate bonded to the inner concave surface thereof. Springs are provided to urge pad away from missile at launch to prevent damage to missile.
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support