Submarine Weapon Launch Control System.
Patent, filed 26 Jun 92, patented 4 May 93,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A submarine torpedo launching and control assembly has a multiplicity of torpedo tubes each having muzzle and breech doors and a series of fluid operated mechanisms for operation of various elements and actuator valves for operating these mechanisms. A source of fluid under pressure and conduits therefrom to said actuator valves for operating said fluid operated mechanisms. A control panel has a series of manipulatable fluid control members associated with the actuator valves for operating the fluid operated mechanisms, and these members are movable from a first position to a second position to effect the direction of flow of fluid to and from the actuator valves and thereby to move the mechanisms between the first and second positions. Visual indicators indicate the position of the associated fluid control members and thereby that of the fluid operated mechanisms.
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