Submarine Torpedo Tube Motion Weapon Restrainer.
Patent, Filed 29 Jun 92, patented 29 Dec 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A positioning assembly for a torpedo having a projection thereon including a support mounted on the torpedo tube adjacent the projection, and a control member movable on the support transversely of the torpedo tube. The control member has a control surface with a series of abutment surfaces for the projection to limit motion of the torpedo within the tube. A first transverse abutment surface limits movement of the torpedo towards the muzzle end of the tube during loading, and a second transverse abutment surface cooperates with a portion of the first abutment surface to limit movement of the torpedo in either direction axially in the tube. The control member is movable on the support to 1 a first position wherein the projection is engageable with only the first abutment surface, 2 a second position wherein the projection is disposed between the first and second abutment surfaces, and 3 a third position wherein the projection is free from the first abutment surface so that the torpedo is movable towards the muzzle end of the tube.