Multi-Sonobuoy Launch Container with Mechanical Actuator.
Patent Application, Filed 18 Jul 90,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A multi-store launch container is disclosed wherein a plurality of stores, maintained in a tandem configuration therein, can be sequentially ejected. The container is normally carried by a vehicle and receives the necessary charges, of for instance pressurized gas, at its breach end. A spring-biased cocking mechanism forces open a first port cover and maintains a second port cover in the closed position. After the first charge is fired, the cocking mechanism allows the port covers to pivot and the first port is now tightly shut and the second port open for the next charge. Patent Applications. jhd
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