Wing Folding Tool.
Patent, Filed 26 Dec 89, patented 4 Jun 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An improved tool for folding and unfolding spring-loaded missile wings is disclosed. The tool comprises an angled aluminum shaft with an unlocking stud sized to engage the wing deployment mechanism inside the wing. After a U-bracket has been attached to the wings mounting bar, the tool is inserted into the U-bracket until the unlocking stud in positioned over the hole in the wing leading to the wing deployment mechanism. Pushing the unlocking stud through the hole forces the wing deployment mechanism to unlock, thus allowing the wing to be folded. The tool is also designed to assist in the wing spreading operation.
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
- Machinery and Tools