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Rocket-Powered Training Missile with Impact Motor Splitting Device.
Patent, filed 28 Feb 85, Patented 20 May 86,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A pointed splitter is placed in the body of a soft, rocket-powered training missile with the point toward the rocket motor in the rear. Upon impact, the motor is split and fragments thereof spread transversely so that the force of impact of the motor is reduced. This invention relates generally to a self-propelled training missile and, more particularly, to a lightweight, rocket-powered, training missile which minimizes danger to personnel and damage to property on impact. The present invention provides a lightweight, self-propelled, training missile which contains means for more completely absorbing the kinetic energy of and increasing the impact site of its propulsion system. It is an object of the present invention, therefore, to provide a new and improved lightweight, self-propelled, training missile. An additional object is to provide a lightweight, self-propelled, training missile that is relatively harmless to personnel and property in the vicinity of missile impact. A further object of the present invention is to provide a lightweight, self-propelled, training missile which contains means for more completely absorbing propulsion unit kinetic energy upon missile impact. PAT-CL-102-377. jes
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