Droppable Jet Vane TVC.
Patent, Filed 6 Jan 75, patented 21 Jan 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A jet vane thrust vector control unit is provided to pitch a missile over into a generally horizontal path after the missile has been vertically launched. A collar affixed to the base of the missile by explosive bolts is utilized to mount the unit so that the unit can be jettisoned after it has done its job.
- Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces